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Explore the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through this guided tour.
Museum educator led program (Tertiary student and adult groups)
Tertiary students and adult groups are guided through the First Australians galleries (Bayala Nura: Yarning Country and Garrigarrang: Sea Country) by a Museum educator. The tour focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures.
Educator led program details
Costs, duration, group size and availability
Cost: $10 (GST free) per person with a minimum cost of $100 per session. General entry to the Australian Museum is an additional charge for tertiary students and adults
Duration: 60 minutes per session
Group size: Up to 30 students per session (4 sessions per day)
We allow free entry for supervisors and group leaders at the following ratios:
- 1:15 for tertiary, adult or English language student groups
Additional accompanying adults above these ratios will incur a cost.
Make a booking
Phone: (02) 9320 6222 or (+612) 9320 6222 for international visitors
Email: email@example.com or complete the form on the bottom of the page
When making a booking or enquiry, please provide the following information:
- Name of the person arranging the visit and their contact details (including email and phone)
- Name and address of the educational institution/organisation
- Which educator-led program and/or self-guided exhibition visit you'd like
- 3 possible dates for the visit (in case your first preference is not available)
- Approximate number of visitors
- Type of group or level of the students
Confirmation, payment and cancellation
A booking confirmation will be provided by email once your booking is confirmed.
Cancellations made within 7 days of your booking date and “no shows” will incur the full cost for the booking.
Cancellations must be made in writing (by email to Group.Bookings@austmus.gov.au) and you will be provided written confirmation of the cancellation.
Payment can be made on the day by cash, cheque (made out to the Australian Museum), EFTPOS or credit card, or alternatively an invoice can be provided after the visit. We are unable to process individual payments for students/adults in the group.
Planning your visit
There is more information on getting to the Australian Museum including details of parking and public transport available here. There is limited street parking for buses on College St, near St Mary’s Cathedral.
When you arrive
- Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your booked session, to allow time to get through admissions and be ready for your session start time
- When you arrive you will need to provide admissions staff with your booking confirmation number, organisation name and final numbers for the day. If you have booked through an external provider, you will need to provide the name of this organisation.
- A Museum staff member will be on hand to greet your group. They can direct you to areas of the Museum you intend to visit.
- In the event of a late arrival to the Museum or a booked session, some parts of the session may need to be cut from the program to keep to the scheduled finish time.
- Visitors are encouraged to take photos, video and/or audio to record their excursion. Some temporary exhibitions do not allow photography but you will be advised of this on arrival.
- Teachers and supervising adults are required to stay with their groups at all times.
- Disciplining of students remains the responsibility of teachers and supervising adults accompanying the group.
Cloaking, food and drink
- There is limited bag storage available on site. It is recommended that visitors just bring a small carry bag with the essentials for the day, however if required, storage can be provided depending on availability.
- There is no space for large groups to have recess or lunch inside the Museum. There is undercover outdoor space –The Garden – which is accessible from William Street. Alternatively, Hyde Park is just opposite the Museum across College St and Cook & Philip Park is across William Street. In the event of wet weather, we can provide a space for students to eat within the Museum.
- Create Consultants operate food and dining options on site at the Australian Museum. For groups, lunchboxes can be ordered up to 5 working days before your visit. For details, and to order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 9320 6182.
- Please let us know when booking if your students have any additional needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate where possible during the visit.
- The Australian Museum provides access to all areas for those in wheelchairs and mobility vehicles. Further information on accessibility is available here.