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  • Joint Program with the Australian National Maritime Museum

Joint Program with the Australian National Maritime Museum

Key information
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 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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are not able to process bookings online. To book, please contact our bookings team at or phone (02) 9360 7999.

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Plan your visit

On the day

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your program start time and assemble 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.
  • Note that the museum has a substantial security presence. Your group may be asked to consent to a bag search.

What to bring

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


  • We strive to make our programs accessible and inclusive to students of all needs and abilities. Please advise us if you have any additional needs for your 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.


  • An invoice will be sent after your visit, unless organised otherwise.

Confirmation of numbers

  • All bookings must confirm any changes to student numbers 7 days prior to the visit in writing, or original booking numbers will be charged in full.

Cancellations and booking changes

  • Changes and cancellations including dates, times and student numbers must be made in writing.
  • Each booking is permitted two changes at no cost. Each additional change over and above these two changes will incur a $30 administration fee.
  • Cancellations made within 7 working days of the scheduled booking will be charged in full.

Risk assessment

Please click here for our risk assessment.

Pre and post visit lesson plans

Our Educators have created activities and resources for teachers to use to engage students before and after their visit to the Museum.

Click here to download the pre and post visit lesson plans.

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