School Excursions

Information for Teachers, Educators and Schools

  • About

    About

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is bursting with educational opportunities for school students and offers a truly unique excursion experience for students and teachers alike.

    Our qualified and experienced teacher guides run over 30 educational programs across a number of curriculum areas. Sessions are imaginative and hands-on and suitable for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.


    Three easy steps to organising your excursion

    1. Choose a program
    2. Make a booking / Contact us
    3. Plan your visit / Essential safety and supervision information


    1. Choose a program

    Click on the links in the tables below to learn more about each program.

    Please note: Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge within the ratios specified in 'Plan Your Visit' below. Additional adults will be charged the student rate. All bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting.

    High School Programs
    Program Curriculum References Price per student
    Historical Pyrmont
    Stages 4 & 5 NSW
    Y7 - Y10
    $12
    History of Swimwear
    Stage 6 NSW
    Y11 - Y12
    $15
    Immigration
    Stage 5 NSW
    Y9 - Y10
    $12
    Maritime archaeology Stages 4 & 5 NSW
    Y7 - Y10
    $12
    Pyrmont walk Stage 5 NSW
    Y9 - Y10
    $12
    Science and the sea Stage 4 NSW
    Y7 - Y8
    $12
    Senior maritime archaeology Stage 6 NSW
    Y11 - Y12
    $15
    Senior Pyrmont Walk Stage 6 NSW
    Y11 - Y12 
    $15
    Shipwreck sleuths Stage 5 NSW
    Y9 - Y10 
    $12
    Shipwrecks corrosion and conservation Stage 6 NSW
    Y11 - Y12 
    $22
    What is history?
    Stage 4 NSW
    Y7 - Y8
    $12

    Primary School Programs
    Program Curriculum References
    Price per student
    HMB Endeavour Stages 2 & 3 NSW
    Y3 - Y6
    $9
    Life aboard a tall ship Stage 3 NSW
    Y5 - Y6
    $10
    Navigators
    Stages 2 & 3 NSW
    Y3 - Y6
    $7
    Pirate School
    ES1 & Stages 1 & 2 NSW
    Kindergarten - Y4
    $10
    Shipwreck stories  Stages 2 & 3 NSW
    Y3 - Y6 
    $12
    Splash  ES1 & Stage1 NSW
    Kindergarten - Y2
    $9
    Simple Machines
    Stage 2 NSW
    Y3 - Y4
    $7
    Submarine Adventure
    Stages 2 & 3 NSW
    Y3 - Y6 
    $10
    Technology of Gold
    Stage 2 NSW
    Y3 - Y4 
    $9
    Transport
    Stage 1 NSW
    Y1 - Y2
    $7
    My Special Place
    Stages 2 & 3 NSW
    Y3 - Y6 
    $9

    Special Programs
    Program
    Curriculum References
    Price per student
    Museum Highlights  No specific reference, suitable for all ages $7
    Shackleton exhibition
    No specific reference, suitable for all ages
    $7

    Add a vessel tour or cruise
    Tour Price per student
    HMB Endeavour $5
    Tall Ship James Craig $4
    Submarine HMAS Onslow $3
    Harbour Cruise
     Please contact us for pricing

    2. Make a booking / Contact us

    Bookings and enquiries:

    Other contact details:

    • Postal address: 2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    • Fax: (02) 9298 3660

    Subscribe to our Teachers E-Newsletter. Help plan your school year and term with info on current events, special offers, sneak previews of exhibitions, and invitations to our occasional focus groups.


    3. Plan your visit / Essential Safety and Supervision Information

    Before embarking on your excursion, please:

    • Print and complete the School WH & S Risk Management Plan (PDF, 83kb)
    • Organise supervision for your group in the following ratios: 1 supervising adult per 10 students for years K–6; 1 supervising adult per 15 students for years 7–12.
    • Prepare your Resource Materials (if applicable). For some programs, student notes will be sent to you prior to your visit. Please photocopy one set of notes per student and ensure that they bring them (and pencils) to the museum.

    How to get here:

    • Car parking & public transport: there are lots of options to choose from on our Getting Here page.
    • School bus parking can be arranged FREE of charge. Advance bookings essential: (02) 9298 3655.

    Once you arrive:

    • Students must stay within the museum precinct. 
    • School bags: to be placed in the museum’s secure storage area.
    • Photos and videos: students are welcome to take photos and video in the museum (no flash) for personal, non-commercial use only. Some temporary exhibitions may have restrictions so please check at the front desk when you arrive.
    • Social media: you can share your posts and photos with us by tagging @anmmuseum / #anmm on Twitter and Instagram or by liking us on Facebook.  
    • Food and drink: see our Eating & Drinking page.
    • Accessiblity: the museum is an accessible venue. If you are travelling with students with special needs, please see our Accessibility Guide.
  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    A group of children seated in a program at the museumA group of children on a school visit in the Royal Australian Navy gallery at the museumA group of children on board the James Craig tall shipA group of children on exploring the James Craig tall shipA group of uniformed school children listening to a museum education guide on board the HMB Endeavour replica
  • Virtual Excursions

    Virtual Excursions

    Connections - Virtual Excursions

    Connections is a project of the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (NSW DEC) unit - Distance And Rural Technologies (DART).

    Connections provides and co-ordinates video conferencing excursions for DEC schools, TAFEs and non NSW DEC schools.

    To arrange a virtual excursion of the Australian National Maritime Museum, please visit dartconnections.org.au.

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