Onsite programs

We offer immersive, curriculum-linked excursions for Stages 1 to 6.

Step into history to discover how people lived in the past and the important events and stories that unfolded in these special places.

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Virtual excursions

Our interactive virtual excursions connect your class live with a museum educator and focus on specific curriculum content, concepts and skills. We currently offer virtual excursions for Stages 1 to 4.

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  • Dig into Archaeology Week

    Explore the archaeology of the Hyde Park Barracks and Susannah Place during Archaeology Week (15–21 May) with our virtual excursion Solve it Using Sources.

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  • New virtual excursion

    Stage 1 classes are invited to investigate the lives of two girls who once lived at Rouse Hill Estate, and learn about household chores and technology from the past.

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  • Reconciliation Week activity

    Explore the impact of colonisation on First Nations people with our Stage 2 virtual excursion First Contacts during Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June).

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Resources and more

  • Online resources

    Explore our range of free online learning resources designed by teachers for primary and secondary school students.

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  • Access & inclusion

    We have developed a social story for each of our excursion locations to support teachers visiting our museums with students.

    Access our social stories

  • Learning subsidy

    Sydney Living Museums Learning is pleased to offer support to selected students to attend our learning programs.

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Teacher professional development

Our courses offer practical strategies for teaching history in the primary clasroom. 

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

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Tertiary & adult education

We tailor visits for tertiary and adult education groups, including English language groups.

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Our museums, historic houses and gardens are at the heart of every school excursion we offer. With Sydney Living Museums, your students will discover past lives, events and stories in the places where they actually unfolded.


Contact us

The Learning Team

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

T 02 8239 2288
F 02 8239 2299


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

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Learning news

Dressup props for learning groups - three green boxes on the floor and clothes hanging up above.


Touching historyMonday 31 May 2021

To design the new learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks, we engaged with a key group of intended users – school students. 

Group of people in colonial era kitchen with camera and recording equipment set up.


Learning during lockdownFriday 19 February 2021

Sydney Living Museums’ Learning Team found a range of ways to stay connected with students after the cancellation of school excursions in 2020. 

Interior view of gallery space.


Twilight Teachers’ EventWednesday 17 February 2021

Two students in a hammock.


Support the Hyde Park Barracks learning precinctThursday 26 November 2020

With your help, Sydney Living Museums has an incredible opportunity to develop a dynamic learning precinct at the Hyde Park Barracks.