Please be advised, in line with decisions made by the NSW Government, Term 4, 2021 and Term 1, 2022 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.

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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.

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


The Project: History Extension online seminar

We are pleased to bring you The Project, our annual full-day History Extension online seminar focused on the History Project, in collaboration with the State Library of NSW.

See the program and book now

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

Survey: Accessible excursion development

Our learning team is developing a new program at the Hyde Park Barracks for primary and high school students with access requirements and we would love to hear your feedback.

Start survey



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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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

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.

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