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Teacher-guided visits


General information

Teacher-guided visits are free but bookings are essential. Request a booking

We recommend spending at least 90 minutes at the Museum. Find out all you need to know on the plan your visit page and use our ready-to-go
risk management forms.

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Gallery activities

The materials below are designed for students taking a teacher-guided tour of the Museum.

Highlights for Young Historians

This trail, developed specifically for students, takes groups on a discovery trail of the Museum. Explore the Museum's well-known highlights and discover some unexpected gems on display.

Highlights for Young Historians provides groups with trail options for both one- and two-hour visits. This resource is free and available from the Information Desk in the Main Hall.

Conversation Cards

Conversation Cards is a series of prompts to encourage engaging discussion between students and teachers in the Museum galleries. No prior knowledge of the Museum is required for this activity. All questions are open-ended, allow for a diversity of student responses and connect to the Australian Curriculum general capabilities.

This resource is free and available from the Information Desk in the Main Hall. Alternatively, download before your visit.

pdf Conversation cards (PDF 46KB)

Unpack the Museum

Teacher-guided groups can select one of two bags, each filled with activities, games and object-handling that will help the Museum come alive for students. Groups set their own pace on a fun-filled collaborative learning journey, with content aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

  • The Dreaming Bag connects groups to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, personalities and continuing cultures.
  • The Wild Colonial Bag lets groups explore migrant experiences, the impacts of colonialism on the First Australians, and the age of paddle-steamers.

Bookings are essential for Unpack the Museum and a modest fee applies.