Museum Highlights

School Excursion Program

  • This tour does not cover any particular subject area but rather introduces students to the concept of why we have museums and in particular what a maritime museum is.

    We can also gear the tour to a particular subject that the students are studying, such as migration or exploration.

    Curriculum references (NSW)

    Not related to specific curriculum areas but can be linked to a particular subject focus if appropriate to museum content.

    Program structure

    During a museum tour, students gain an overview of the museum's diversity. Exhibitions range across topics including Indigenous communities, migration, defence and leisure. Students will also see the fleet of historical vessels and visit the Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire. A visit to the submarine HMAS Onslow and HMB Endeavour can be added for a small additional cost.

    More information

    • Price: please contact us for pricing. 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.
    • 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".

    Children looking through a submarine's periscopeChildren participating in an education program in the museum's galleriesChildren participating in an education program in the museum's navy galleryChildren standing next to bunks in the submarine HMAS ONSLOW