School Excursion Program

  • This program involves a workshop investigating various aspects of immigration, and tours of galleries and a Vietnamese migrant boat.

    Australian curriculum v8.1

    Years 5 – 6: HASS (H); Year 6: HASS (G);CCP: Asia 

    New NSW syllaus

    Stage 3: History, Geography; CCP: ASIA

    Program structure

    This program is a guided tour of the museum galleries and wider site, looking at immigration stories connected to travel by sea. These include the British child migrants, post-WII Europeans and the various immigration schemes of the time and Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s. Students learn about the hardships and happiness associated with migration stories, consider artworks based on migration experiences and view significant vessels from the wharf, for example the 1970s Vietnamese refugee boat Tu Do (Freedom) where students evaluate the problems of crowding, distance, perils at sea and the difficulties of preparing for such a journey from a Communist country.

    More information

    • Price: $10 per student. 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.
    • A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies.
    • Duration and start/finish times: contingent upon student numbers and will be arranged and explained during booking (see 'Make a Booking' below).
    • Breaks: you're welcome to take recess or lunch at the museum before or after the program, but mid-program breaks must be arranged at time of booking.
    • Entry to exhibitions and vessels: all bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting. All other vessels require pre-booking. A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies on HMAS Vampire.
    • Location: all programs begin and end at the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

    Make a booking / Contact us

    Fill in our online booking enquiry form

    Plan your visit / Essential Safety and Supervision Information

    Before embarking on your excursion, please visit our School Excursions page and read all the information under "Plan your visit / Essential Safety and Supervision Information".