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  • Free general admission

Book a school or group visit at the National Museum of Australia

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Tools for hands-on history


P–6 (Dreaming Bag)
3–6 (Colonial Bag)

Group size

60 students


Up to 2 hours


$1 per student


Tuesday–Friday at 9am and 12pm

Curriculum links

Australian History curriculum links to our programs (225kb PDF)

Teachers leading self-guided student groups can use our ‘Unpack the Museum’ activity bags.

Each bag has activities, games and objects to help the Museum come alive.


  • Empower teachers to confidently explore the Museum using a high-calibre resource underpinned by the Australian Curriculum.
  • Provide students with engaging and creative ways to explore key themes in Australian history.


‘Unpack the Museum’ bags feature eight stops that can be completed in any order you choose. All stops are self-contained and upon booking you will be sent the teacher’s notes so you can decide which stops to complete with your class.

Visiting the Museum

Set your own pace as you take your students on a fun-filled, collaborative learning journey with activities and content aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

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