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Unlocking Heritage provides financial support to RAM-funded NSW primary schools so their students can visit heritage sites managed by Sydney Living Museums and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Learn more about the incentive here.

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Applications are now open to eligible schools for the Travel Subsidy in terms 1 and 2, 2018 to attend one of the approved education programs with Sydney Living Museums and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Find out more about the programs available.

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Since July 2015, over 22,000 NSW primary students have used the Unlocking Heritage Travel Subsidy to experience the unique learning experiences offered at a range of heritage sites across Sydney and regional NSW. For many of these students it was the first time they visited Sydney.

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Unlocking Heritage news

Kids enjoying a visit to a old-fashioned shop.


Discovering their own historyThursday 19 October 2017

In May this year Appin Public School, with the financial assistance of the Unlocking Heritage Travel Subsidy, had the opportunity to bring their students to Sydney to visit

Interior of school house with students seated at desks and presenter at front.


Unexpected local history connection at Rouse HillFriday 28 October 2016

Recently, students from Cudgegong Valley Public School had the opportunity to visit Rouse Hill House & Farm as part of the Unlocking Heritage project, discovering some of their own local history in the process.

Children dressed in convict costume seated at long table with food and drink.


A night in the barracks for Taree Public SchoolWednesday 24 August 2016

As part of the 2016 NAIDOC Week program at Barangaroo Reserve, students from Taree Public School got to spend a memorable night in the Hyde Park Barracks.

Childen lying in canvas hammocks strung up using rope tied to wooden beams.


A convict journey with Unlocking HeritageThursday 25 February 2016

A group of primary school students from Hill End Public School, who recently visited Hyde Park Barracks Museum with the assistance of the Unlocking Heritage Travel Subsidy, were not the only people whose travels included both the convict barracks and the historic gold mining town of Hill End, NSW.

School girl playing with an old-fashioned stick and hoop game


School Excursions in 2016Friday 27 November 2015

The 2016 Sydney Living Museums School Excursions brochures have been sent to every school in NSW and ACT.  We also offer a range of travel and program subsidies to increase access for schools, including:...