Learning

Sydney Living Museums is pleased to announce the return of onsite learning programs at a selection of our houses and museums. 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.

Primary programs

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.

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.

See all secondary programs

Virtual excursions

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

See all virtual excursions

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.

See all learning resources

Featured

Expressions of interest

Sydney Living Museums Learning Advisory Panels - Primary and Secondary 

Become part of our Learning Advisory Panels and provide advice on current and new learning programming and projects at SLM museums and heritage places.

Applications now open until 25 January 2021.

Find out more

Hyde Park Barracks learning precinct

Help us to develop a dynamic learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks that will provide engaging and meaningful educational experiences for more than 30,000 people every year, of all ages and abilities.

More about the learning precinct

 

 

Winners announced:
A Thousand Words writing competition

Congratulations to the students who are winners in our A Thousand Words writing competition. 

Winners announced!

View the winners

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

Learning eNews  

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Teacher professional development

Sydney Living Museums offers professional development for primary teachers. Delivered by expert museum educators and curators, our courses offer practical strategies for teaching History that you can take back to your own classroom.  

Bookings open in 2021

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

Exterior front of Hyde Park Barracks

Learning

Teachers and students to experience new Hyde Park BarracksFriday 7 February 2020

Students and teachers can discover the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks like never before after undergoing its major renewal.Teachers are invited to register for an

Children in uniform gathered around a glass topped display table.

Learning

Not your average classroomTuesday 24 September 2019

From playing Victorian children’s games to making ‘convict’ bricks, the Experience & Learning Team deliver inspiring and fun educational experiences at eight of our 12 historic places.

Group of people around table with glass wall to rear.

Learning

Raising the prominence of Aboriginal perspectivesThursday 12 September 2019

With federal funding assistance, the Learning Team have seen a number of successes in in their efforts to raise the prominence of Aboriginal perspectives related to the site of first Government House.

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.