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

We recommend spending at least 90 minutes at the Museum. Plan your visit 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 free Museum discovery trail explores well-known highlights and some unexpected gems.

Developed specifically for students, it provides groups with options for one- and two-hour visits. Available from the Information Desk in the Main Hall. Alternatively, download before your visit.

pdfHighlights for Young Historians (PDF 1.1MB)

Conversation Cards

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

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

pdfConversation 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.