2024 Annual Giving: Engaging with History

Supporting children to discover history

This financial year, our Annual Giving program gives you the opportunity to enrich the lives of children across NSW and beyond through the power of education and the wonder of discovering the past at our culturally and historically significant places.

MHNSW’s acclaimed curriculum-linked learning programs, led by highly trained staff and complemented by interactive learning resources, archaeological material and fascinating exhibits, enable students to experience, explore and reflect on the places and stories that have shaped NSW and Australia.

Our programs equip teachers with the resources they need to deliver engaging content in a safe and inclusive environment, stimulating student curiosity and confidence in their learning journey.

Your generous and thoughtful support of these programs will help us to:

  • increase the number of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and from regional and rural NSW schools participating in our onsite and virtual learning excursions
  • increase access for students with moderate to high, or complex access requirements
  • provide culturally safe content for First Nations children to engage with history
  • develop new workshops and learning tools that meet the changing needs of teachers and teachers-in-training.

Discover the five areas where your support can enrich the lives of students, teachers and future teachers:

Your approach sparked curiosity and fostered a sense of wonder.

Year 2 Teacher, McAuley Primary School

Ways to donate

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as every dollar raised, regardless of size, will help to ensure the history of NSW is discoverable and accessible for current and future generations.

Direct deposit

Museums of History NSW
BSB: 032-001
ACC: 190 922
Reference: your name AG2024

Acknowledgement of support

Discover the unique and diverse opportunites our donors have to engage with Museums of History NSW. Find out more


Meagan Evans
Philanthropy Manager
02 8239 2273

The five focus areas are

Students dressed as convicts in Making Connections Program.

Making Connections: a new program for students with access requirements

Making Connections is a new onsite program at the Hyde Park Barracks for primary and secondary school students with moderate to high, or complex access requirements

Students lay in hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks as part of the Home: Convicts, Migrants & First People Learning program

Access subsidies: learning transportation subsidies for disadvantaged schools

Supporting access for students to attend our learning programs through the Learning Subsidy

Students sitting around the Yarning Circle sharing stories as part of the Garuwanga Gurad (Stories that belong to Country) program at the Museum of Sydney

First Nations perspectives: integration across all learning programs

For nearly a decade we have been delivering programs exploring contact history that have been co-developed with First Nations knowledge holders

HPBM Curator Dr Fiona Starr presentation ‘Building a narrative from objects’

Supporting teachers: development of onsite and virtual workshops

Sharing our pedagogies, skills and knowledge with teachers equips them with the tools to teach Australian history in a robust and engaging manner

Carlin de Montfort, curator, holds up a convict shirt to the camera during a virtual excursion. He is standing behind a table of historical objects in the Meet the Convicts room on the top floor of the Hyde Park Barracks.

Virtual learning events: engaging students across NSW

We are leaders in creating large-scale virtual events that enable students across NSW and beyond to engage with history in a meaningful and memorable way