School Excursion Program
Students explore the theme of 'piecing together the puzzle' through a hands-on workshop and a tour of related shipwreck material in the museum.
The program investigates the methodology of maritime archaeology and the heritage value of shipwrecks through examining the roles of maritime archaeologists, conservators and curators. Students handle artefacts and learn about assessing and excavating sites, conserving and interpreting objects and methods of investigating the past.
NSW History Stages 4 &5
Mandatory - Investigating History
4.1, 4.5,4.6,4.7,4.9, 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.9
Elective - Constructing History
E4.1, E4.2, E4.3, E4.6, E4.7, E4.9
E5.1, E5.5, E5.6, E5.7 ,E5.9
Marine and Aquaculture technology
Stage 5 general Focus Area
Module 44 – Shipwrecks and Salvage
Students use a mock seabed to study how maritime archaeologists prepare and operate an excavation site, in particular the specifics of an underwater site. Students examine, sort and identify shipwreck artefacts, draw conclusions from evidence and work in groups to piece together the story of an 18th-century sailor.
A post-visit exercise introduces the role of the curator in interpreting objects for display and writing for different audiences.
Breaks can be scheduled for either 15 or 30 minutes depending on the time limitations of the school. We ask that students do not leave the museum precinct during this time. A kiosk and toilets are available on site.
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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".
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777