Education photography day
Secondary students from Sydney Grammar School on an educator-led tour of Garrigarrang: Sea Country. Image: Anna Kučera
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The Australian Museum displays thousands of cultural objects that tell the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations’ beauty, complexity and diversity. In this program, we invite you on a tour of the stories, objects, and artworks within our Garrigarrang and Bayala Nura exhibitions.

During the tour, students will visit coastal communities, learn about mahn (fisherwoman), and be guided by a First Nations educator.

Audience: This program is bookable for Stages 4–6.
Cost:
$10 (GST included) per student with a minimum cost of $100 per session. General entry to the Australian Museum is free.
Duration:
60 minutes
Capacity:
Up to 30 students per session
Dates:
Tuesdays and Thursdays (from 1 March, 2022)
Times:
Term 1: 10:15am, 11:30am & 1pm; Term 2: 10:00am, 11:00am & 12:00pm

A Day at the Museum for disadvantaged schools
If you are classified as a disadvantaged Australian primary and/or secondary school with an ICSEA value of less than 1000, or a special school, as defined by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) you may be eligible for our A Day at the Museum program.



NSW Syllabus (for the Australian curriculum)

Stage 4
Aboriginal Studies Years 7-10 Syllabus
A student:

  • identifies the factors that contribute to an Aboriginal person’s identity AST4-1
  • outlines ways in which Aboriginal Peoples maintain identity AST4-2
  • recognises the changing nature of Aboriginal cultures AST4-3
  • outlines changes in Aboriginal cultural expression across time and location AST4-4
  • identifies the importance of families and communities to Aboriginal Peoples describes the roles and significance of Aboriginal Peoples locally, regionally, nationally and internationally AST4-5
  • analyses the factors that influence non Aboriginal peoples’ range of perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and cultures AST4-9

Geography K-10 Syllabus
A student:

  • explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change GE4-3
  • discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability GE4-5

History K-10 Syllabus
A student:

  • identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past HT4-7

Stage 5
Aboriginal Studies Years 7-10 Syllabus
A student:

  • describes the factors that contribute to an Aboriginal person’s identity AST5-1
  • AST5-2 explains ways in which Aboriginal Peoples maintain identity
  • describes the dynamic nature of Aboriginal cultures AST5-3
  • explains adaptations in, and the changing nature of, Aboriginal cultural expression across time and location AST5-4
  • explains the importance of families and communities to Aboriginal Peoples AST5-5
  • analyses the factors that influence non Aboriginal peoples’ range of perceptions of Aboriginal Peoples and cultures AST5-9

Geography K-10 Syllabus
A student:

  • analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE5-3
  • assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability GE5-5

History K-10 Syllabus
A student:

  • explains different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the modern world and Australia HT5-7

Stage 6
Aboriginal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus
Preliminary Course
A student:

  • P1.2 explains the consequences of invasion and colonisation for Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples on social justice and human rights
  • P1.3 explains a variety of responses to social justice and human rights issues including bias and stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples and cultures
  • P2.1 explains the meaning of the dreaming to Aboriginal people.
  • P2.2 explains the importance of Country and the interrelationship between Country, culture, economic life and social systems for Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples

HSC Course
A student:

  • H1.2 analyses and discusses the social justice and human rights issues that are contemporary consequences of colonialism on Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples
  • H1.3 assesses the representation of Aboriginal peoples and cultures for bias and stereotyping
  • H2.1 examines contemporary expressions of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples' culture, heritage and identity
  • H2.2 analyses the importance of Country as a contemporary issue impacting on Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples' cultural, social and economic life

Any changes to numbers or cancellations must be made in writing by emailing group.bookings@australian.museum before the date for Final Confirmation (14 days prior to your visit).


Final booking numbers must be confirmed at least 14 days prior to the scheduled visit.

A tax invoice will be issued prior to your visit based on Final Confirmation details.


A tax invoice based on Final Confirmation details will be issued prior to your visit or session.

Please advise at the time of booking if the tax invoice needs to be issued to a different contact name or email address. NSW Department of Education schools that use the EDConnect payment system should advise this at time of booking and provide a purchase order number if required.

Our payment terms are net 14 days. However, it is the AM’s strong preference that bookings be paid in full prior to the visit.

Adjustments on the day – the AM will adjust the invoice amount and you must pay the difference where:
i) Group numbers increase from Final Confirmation numbers; or
ii) the Group changes to a more expensive booking/ticket.

The adjusted invoice payment terms are net 14 days. To be clear, where numbers are less than Final Confirmation numbers, no deductions or refunds will be given.

Group Bookings Terms and Conditions


For information about your excursion, arrival to the Museum and available facilities, visit our School groups page.


If you are looking for resources to support your upcoming visit, you may want to access the unit of work How we are unsettled, developed for the Unsettled exhibition. The unit addresses the untold stories of Australia's foundation story with the central idea that 'First Nations perspectives of Australia's history have an impact'.