Explore our curriculum-linked programs, excursions and resources for stages 1 to 6

A group of students and Sydney Living Museums curriculum program deliverer Hannah at the Old Dairy as part of the Early to Rise program at Rouse Hill Estate

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

Sophie Reid, Producer – Learning Programs; Carlin de Montfort, curator; and Naomi Manning, Producer – Learning Programs, stand in front of a series of cameras as they present a virtual excursion. They are standing behind a table of historical objects in the Meet the Convicts room on the top floor of the Hyde Park Barracks.

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

The Project History Extension Seminar

The Project: History Extension Seminar Day

This full-day student seminar is presented by Museums of History NSW and the State Library of NSW

SLM staff member Claire Yarker holds a Mojo (stone axe) used in SLM education programs
Teacher PD

Teaching primary history through objects

This NESA Accredited professional development has simple but effective strategies to integrate object-based learning into Primary History lessons – complementing and extending classroom practice

Close up of a ceramic bottle. This item was featured in one of our virtual excursions.

Online resources

Explore our range of free online learning resources designed by teachers for primary and secondary school students

Student and carer looking at convict bricks on wheelchair tray.  Cayn assisting.

Access & inclusion

Our vision is to enable all students, including those with access requirements, to fully experience our places and connect with all our stories

Indigenous artwork
Virtual Excursion

The Art of Place

Reconciliation Week will see our first free Live Event for 2024 and it will be streaming from at the Museum of Sydney, which exists on the site of First Government House, on Gadigal land

Students examine the archaeology from Hyde Park Barracks on the Home: Convicts, Migrants & First People Learning program

Teacher-guided visits

School groups are welcome to book a teacher-guided visit to our museums

Students laying in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks on the Home: Convicts, Migrants & First People Learning program

History Adventures at the Barracks

Join us for a one-of-a-kind museum experience, where kids will discover what life was for the convicts at the Hyde Park Barracks!

Lorinda Taylor, SLM Graphic Designer, and Mia Newton, Design Intern for How to Move a Zoo, colour in animal ears and noses in the 'Build your own animal' craft activity hub.


We offer project-based internships that give students direct experience of working in a museum

Cudgegong Valley Public School students participating in education programs Expanding the Colony and A Colonial Eye, Rouse Hill House and Farm

Learning subsidy

Museums of History NSW is pleased to offer support to selected students to attend our learning programs

Contact us

The Learning Team
The Mint
10 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: + 61 2 8239 2288
Email: learning.team@mhnsw.au

For all Learning bookings, please contact Bookings:

Phone: + 61 2 8239 2211
Email: bookings@mhnsw.au

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