Learning

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sydney Living Museums has suspended all onsite learning programs until further notice. However, we are re-introducing some onsite public programs at our houses and museums. Visit our Events & Exhibitions page for more details. You can also still discover our places, stories and collections online and across our social channels. Stay connected to be inspired and entertained. 

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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:
Back in time at Vaucluse House

Take your Stage 1 class on a journey back in time to learn about the Wentworth family who lived at Vaucluse House and their many servants, and discover how household technologies have changed over time. 

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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New online teacher PD:
Object-based learning

Explore simple, yet effective ways to integrate object-based learning strategies into the classroom during this live, virtual course.

Now booked out

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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. Temporarily suspended.

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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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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

Group of teachers and SLM staff.

Learning

New Learning Advisory Panels at SLMMonday 25 March 2019

The Learning Team at SLM is thrilled to move into a very busy year with two new Learning Advisory Panels – Primary and Secondary teachers.

Selection of convict love tokens.

Learning

Convict love token classroom art activityWednesday 21 November 2018

Inspired by our convict love tokens and the personal stories they tell, we have developed a Creative Arts classroom activity for teachers to share with their students – a perfect end-of-term project!

Enthusiastic kids with hands up in old-fashioned school room.

Learning

Expression of interest: Learning Advisory PanelsFriday 16 November 2018

Group in kitchen with fresh produce on table.

Learning

Thousands of students Butter their BreadWednesday 15 August 2018

In July, we held our first ever video conference to schools live from Vaucluse House. We received an enormous response to the program, with over 3000 students connecting to us from 93 schools across NSW.

Woman in kitchen setting with range of cooking equipment in front of her on wooden bench.

Learning

Free virtual excursion live from Vaucluse HouseWednesday 27 June 2018

We invite Stage 1 classes to be a part of our free virtual excursion, live from Vaucluse House on Tuesday 31 July. Meet our colonial gastronomer to investigate how food preparations has changed between the 19th century and today and make your own butter.