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Design your own cultural trail
Why not make a day of it? Many culturally important sites are within walking distance of the Australian Museum. Combine an excursion to the Australian Museum with a visit to one of our neighbourhood cultural institutions.
Bookings are required in advance for all venues. Guided or educator led programs are available at some venues for an additional charge. Please refer to the websites of the individual organisations for detailed program and booking information.
The Anzac Memorial
The Anzac Memorial is a place of commemoration and remembrance of the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping activities from colonial times to the present day.
The Anzac Memorial is proud to launch a brand new learning program for schools, to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice as part of the Centenary of Anzac.
For more information visit http://www.anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au/learning-memorial
Hyde Park Barracks Museum
The World Heritage listed Hyde Park Barracks is one of the most significant convict sites in the world. A crossroads for tens of thousands of people, it played a central role in the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation.
An education experience at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum brings students face-to-face with history, immersing them in experiences that are active, imaginative, critical and reflective.
For more information visit https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/hyde-park-barracks-museum/education
Reserve Bank of Australia Museum
The Reserve Bank of Australia Museum tells the story of Australia’s banknotes against the background of the nation’s economic and social development, from colonial settlement through to the current era.
You can visit the Museum for a self-guided tour of its permanent collection or exhibitions. In addition, special tours and educational talks can be booked for schools and other groups. And there is a school holiday program for primary age children.
For more information visit https://museum.rba.gov.au/visiting/
NSW Parliament House
A visit to the Parliament of NSW provides a rare opportunity to explore a significant 19th century historic site while also observing the workings of democracy in a modern parliament.Education programs are focused on NSW curriculum requirements addressing outcomes from a number of syllabus documents. During a visit to Parliament, students will engage in civics and citizenship education, learning about the procedures of parliament, the growth and processes of democracy in NSW and within the Australian federal system.
For more information visit https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/visit/studenttours/pages/primary--secondary-chamber-tours.aspx
State Library of NSW
The State Library of NSW is one of the great libraries of the world, with a history dating back to 1826. Its renowned historical and contemporary collections, comprising more than six million items, hold the growing memory of our state and nation.
Curriculum linked learning programs and resources promoting engagement, creativity and intellectual growth for students and teachers.
For more information visit https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/learning
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is your oasis in the city! Discover the fascinating history of the plants and people associated with Australia's oldest botanic garden.
Students at all levels will love our practical gardening experiences, outdoor learning activities and the exciting, immersive exhibitions at our new living art gallery, The Calyx. Our team of highly-skilled educators will engage your pupils with the curriculum via hands-on learning.
For more information visit https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/learn
Art Gallery of NSW
The Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s leading art museums. Over one million visitors a year enjoy the Gallery’s collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art.
Ignite your imagination, inspire curiosity and provoke new ways of thinking about the world we live in on a visit to the Art Gallery of NSW.
For more information visit https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/education/