This includes onsite learning programs, performances, talks, walking tours and all school holiday activities. We are taking these steps as a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19. However, you can still discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained.
Students step into history during an 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. Our excursions are immersive, curriculum-linked and unforgettable.
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.
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.
New learning resource: Gold rush & bushrangers!
Focusing on the decades between 1850 and 1880, we investigate the way in which people's lives were affected and changed during the New South Wales gold rush.
New virtual excursion: First Contacts
Learn about first contacts between Aboriginal peoples and colonists that arrived as part of the First Fleet and aboard other ships in the early years of the colony of New South Wales.
Student Writing Competition
Stage 4 and 5 English and History students in NSW are invited to write a piece of historical fiction inspired by the images in our upcoming online exhibition A Thousand Words.
Entries now open
New virtual excursion: A New Home
Learn about the female Irish orphans who migrated to Australia in the 1800s and stayed at the Hyde Park Barracks.
Teacher professional development
Explore engaging ways to teach history in the primary classroom with our full-day, NESA-accredited courses.
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Bring the richness of our onsite museum programs right into your classroom with a curriculum-linked virtual excursion.
We offer project-based internships that give students direct experience of working in a museum.
Tertiary & adult education
We tailor visits for tertiary and adult education groups, including English language groups, specifically to the needs of each group.
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.