• Joint Program with the Australian National Maritime Museum

Joint Program with the Australian National Maritime Museum

Key information
Cost $15/student Duration 3 hours Supervision ratios The supervision ratio is 1:15 for primary groups and and 1:20 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. Curriculum links Years 5 & 6 (Stage 3) HSIE, English
About the program:

In a joint program with the ANMM, students can learn about those who left their homelands to settle in Australia. These stories of overcoming hardships to build a new life highlight the positive contribution that migrants have made to Australian society.

The ANMM offers three separate 90-minute programs:

  • Museum Memories 1750-present
    Museum tour highlighting migration stories throughout time.
  • Stories and Suitcases 1788-1900
    Hands-on workshop examining objects belonging to migrants from the period to help students understand their stories.
  • Documents and Dialogue 1901-present
    Hands-on workshop investigation using oral histories and primary source documents to help student comprehension of migrants’ experiences.

Students will engage with artefacts, oral histories and primary source documents to then respectfully present the story to the other members of the group.

Please contact bookings@anmm.gov.au for enquiries and ANMM bookings. Groups who book a program at both museums will receive a $1/student discount at both venues.

Consider booking Arrival Forever: Migration Stories at the Sydney Jewish Museum to complement your students’ learning about immigration, Australian identities and heritage, or global responsibilities.

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Plan your visit

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

On the day

  • We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your program begins and assembling students across the road from the museum in Green Park.
  • Please send a member of staff to the main Museum entrance to let us know you have arrived and our education team will come to greet you.
  • Students will enter via the main Museum entrance on Darlinghurst Road where security will greet you and show you where to go.
  • Note that the Museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.


  • There is an option of pre-ordering our school café lunch which can be eaten in Green Park before or after the excursion. Please click here to see the menu.

What to bring

  • Due to limited locker space, we request that students do not bring backpacks.
  • If the students plan to eat their lunch in the park after their visit, please ask them to bring very small bags so that we can put several bags in each locker.


  • Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Content advice

  • Note that the content covered at the Museum may be distressing to some students.
  • We recommend bringing your school councillor and/or members of your pastoral care team to the visit.

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