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Year levels

5–6

Group size

45–55 students

Note: minimum charge 45 students

Duration

2 hours

Cost

$15 per student (2021)
$18 per student (2022)

Availability

Tuesday, 5–7pm, 7–9pm

Have you ever wondered what happens after the Museum’s doors close?

Museum After Hours is an interactive night-time experience uncovering intriguing stories from history. Students explore the Museum galleries after dark through a range of immersive activities linked to colonial Australia, migration and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

The Museum Shop and Cafe will be closed.

Aims

To provide students with a brief overview of the Museum’s galleries by introducing them to the Museum’s main themes and the links between objects.

Structure

  • Introductory activity — students are introduced to the history of the site on which the National Museum of Australia stands.
  • Gallery activity — working in groups under adult supervision, students explore the Museum’s galleries to investigate objects and stories.
  • Reflection activity — students consider why the Museum displays particular objects and discuss what objects could be included on display.
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