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.

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  • 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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Paint box, palettes and brushes, 19th century


Paintbox from the PastFriday 8 April 2022

The SLM Learning team strive to achieve authenticity in their programs, especially when it comes to the use of historical artefacts and replica objects and sources.

Student holding convict bricks at Hyde Park Barracks


Learning programs return in Term 1Thursday 18 November 2021

We are thrilled to announce bookings are now open for selected onsite learning programs in Term 1, 2022.We look forward to welcoming students and teachers back to our museums and historic houses for our immersive...

Learning team filming at Rouse Hill Estate.


Uncovering new perspectives from Rouse Hill EstateFriday 5 November 2021

The SLM Learning team have been busy working on a new project in collaboration with curator Dr Scott Hill.

History Extension Online Seminar


The Project: History Extension Online Seminar 2021Thursday 14 October 2021

We are thrilled to announce bookings are now open for our online History Extension seminar, presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW.

Students in historic house setting.


Learning subsidyTuesday 1 June 2021

From 1 July 2021, we are pleased to offer support to selected students to attend our learning programs.