Please be advised, in line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Term 3 and Term 4 onsite learning programs have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation; our Bookings team will be in touch with all affected school groups in order to reschedule your school's booking;

We will however continue to offer our interactive, curriculum-linked virtual excursions throughout the term, bringing our museums, stories and collection straight to your class.

Contact bookings@slm.com.au to find out more, or to make a booking.

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

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

Virtual excursions

These bespoke programs connect the students in your class with a museum educator, are interactive and focus on specific curriculum content, concepts and skills.

See all virtual excursions

Learning subsidy

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

Check learning subsidy eligibility

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

Live Events

Our free Live Events are offered at different times throughout the year and bring thouands of students together to explore different historical periods, persepctives and places.

See upcoming live events

Teacher Professional Development

Teaching History in the primary classroom

Delivered by expert museum educators and curators, our courses are NESA accredited and provide practical strategies for teaching History that you can take back to your own classroom.  

Find out more


Live events

Our live virtual events bring our museums programs right to your classroom. Connect live with a museum educator for interactive and curriculum-linked sessions.

See all live events

Virtual excursions

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

See all virtual excursions

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



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

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


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

Children in uniform gathered around a glass topped display table.


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.


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


Free entry weekend for teachersTuesday 3 September 2019

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


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.


Education partnershipWednesday 29 May 2019