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Hands on history bags



Group size

5–55 students


60 minutes


$1 per student


Daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm

Our hands on history bags are filled with activities, games and objects to handle, to help the Museum come alive for students. Bookings essential

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, people and continuing cultures.
  • The Wild Colonial Bag helps groups explore migrant experiences, the impacts of colonialism on First Australians and the age of paddle-steamers.
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