Learning

Sydney Living Museums is pleased to announce the return of onsite learning programs at a selection of our houses and museums in Term 4, 2020. Availability will be limited – to book your excursion, please contact our Bookings team at bookings@slm.com.au. We will also continue to offer our interactive, curriculum-linked virtual excursions that bring our museums straight to your classroom.

Virtual excursions

Bring the richness of our onsite museum programs right into your classroom with a curriculum-linked virtual excursion.

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Learning resources

Sydney Living Museums offers a range of free online learning resources. Designed by teachers for primary and secondary school students to use in class or at home.

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Featured

Free virtual excursion:
Go back to the past at Vaucluse House

Take a virtual journey back to the past at Vaucluse House and meet Annabel Crabb and the Ferrone family, stars of the ABC’s hit show Further Back in Time for Dinner.

Thursday 19 November

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Free virtual excursion:
Wanted! Bushrangers

Stage 3 classes can come face-to-face with bushrangers during this live event, streamed from the Justice & Police Museum.

Thursday 26 November

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Shortlist announced:
A Thousand Words writing competition

Congratulations to the students who have been shortlisted in our A Thousand Words writing competition. 

Winners will be announced soon

View the shortlist

Contact us

The Learning Team

Sydney Living Museums
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000

T 02 8239 2288
F 02 8239 2299
learningteam@slm.com.au

Bookings

For all Learning bookings, please contact Bookings at +61 2 8239 2211 or email bookings@slm.com.au

Primary programs

Students step into history during a curriculum-linked excursion to our historic houses and museums to discover how people lived in the past and the important events and stories that unfolded in these special places.

See all primary programs

Secondary programs

Our secondary school excursions cover a diverse range of topics and issues, from colonisation and the history of contact with Aboriginal people to archaeology, food technology and crime and punishment. Temporarily suspended.

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Learning eNews  

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Teacher professional development

Explore engaging ways to teach history in the primary classroom with our NESA-accredited courses.

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Internships

We offer project-based internships that give students direct experience of working in a museum.

Find out more about internships.

Tertiary & adult education

We tailor visits for tertiary and adult education groups, including English language groups, specifically to the needs of each group.

Contact our Bookings team.

Learning news

A man and woman looking at model ship display in museum

Learning

Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019

Group of people with table full of string making materials for Aboriginal education program.

Learning

Thousands of students learn to warurabanga (make string)Wednesday 14 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, almost 3,000 teachers and students across NSW took part in a live virtual excursion, direct from Museum of Sydney, the site of first Government House - a unique place from which to explore Australian history from multiple perspectives.

Child in exhibition space interacting with model cars and trucks.

Learning

Education partnershipWednesday 29 May 2019

Sandstone carved with words in Aboriginal languages.

Learning

New schools program at Museum of SydneyFriday 10 May 2019

The new excursion for Stage 3 students explores links between Indigenous and European histories, cultures and perspectives in the expanding Sydney colony of the 1800s.