Senior Pyrmont Walk

School Excursion Program

  • The Pyrmont Walk delivers a case study highlighting the urban decay and renewal of an inner city suburb of Sydney. It highlights the changes that have occurred and the factors that have given rise to these changes. Emphasis is placed on:

    • The changing socio-economic and ethic demographic structure of the area
    • The changing economic character and subsequent changes in development of the area
    • The conservation of the heritage of the area as expressed through the architecture and streetscapes
    • Discussion of the growth and future trends of the area

    Curriculum references (NSW)

    NSW Geography  Stage 6
    Mandatory – 8.3.2 URBAN PLACES
    Urban dynamics Case Study – fieldwork H3, H9, H10, H12


    Program structure

    Museum teacher guides take students on a walk through the streets of Pyrmont beginning and ending at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    With the use of photographs of past Pyrmont, students see the changes that have occurred and are occurring in the area. They visit various locations and are given the opportunity to ask questions, take photographs and complete a specially designed activity sheet.

    An optional cruise component can be added to this program.


    More information

    • Price: $15 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.
    • 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".

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