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Gold Museum education

Welcome to education at the Gold Museum, your window to over 150,000 items of cultural and historical significance that tell a wide variety of stories from ancient history to today, with a special emphasis on the goldfields and colonial history in our region.

Our programs are curriculum linked across year levels and can provide unique opportunities to access material not on public display, the opportunity to learn about care and management of cultural material, and the history and ethics of its collection. Available programs are listed below. We are always happy to work with you to tailor an education experience for your students.

Please note that program delivery at the Gold Museum has changed. If you have a not booked a dedicated program your visit will not have a facilitator and will be self-guided. A number of resources are available to support a self-guided visit.


Memorial box loan program

The Gold Museum is excited to be the Victorian agent for the Australian War Memorial’s Memorial Box program. Find out more about this exciting new opportunity!


Discover it Yourself trails

Encouraging student-centred learning based on ‘purpose, choice and ownership’, we provide a selection of easy-to-use Discover it Yourself enquiry-based learning ideas to help teachers make the most of their Sovereign Hill experience. Discover which trail is right for your Gold Museum visit!

Programs for primary students

See real gold, explore works by a goldfields artist and go behind-the-scenes to learn about the history of gold and the way it has shaped our world.

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GM Education Primary Sketchbook Study

Programs for secondary students

Go behind-the-scenes and explore some of our significant collections to learn about the principles and ethics of collection management and ownership.

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