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Programs for primary students


That’s My Gold!

Levels: 3-6

Maximum group size: 50 (2 classes)

Program length: 60 minutes

Program cost: $2 / student

Program description: Through an interactive story of gold fever and piracy, students will explore different types of historical sources (primary and secondary) and learn how we use historical sources to understand the past.

Curriculum keywords: History, Science.


Sketchbook Study: The Art of ST Gill

Levels: 5-6

Maximum group size: 25 (1 class)

Program length: 60 minutes

Program cost: $2 / student

Program description: Come on an interactive tour of the Museum’s collection of ST Gill artworks and produce your own ‘sketchbook’ of responses along the way. Known as ‘the artist of the goldfields’, Gill was one of the best known and most popular colonial artists. How was the environment changing with colonisation and goldfields activity? What do his artworks show us about attitudes to women, children and other cultures?

Curriculum keywords: History, Visual Art.


Passport to Discovery

Levels: 5-6

Maximum group size: 25 (1 class)

Program length: 60 minutes

Program cost: $2 / student

Program description: A unique behind-the-scenes experience with some of our special objects not on public display. Get up close to real objects to explore themes of migration, community and belonging. Students will build historical inquiry skills as they ‘interview’ their artefacts and connect their stories.

Curriculum keywords: History, Visual Art.


Your Collection Close-Up

Levels: All year levels

Maximum group size: Variable

Program length: 60 minutes

Program cost: $2 / student

Program description: The Gold Museum cares for a collection of over 150,000 objects covering a wide variety of themes. Contact our Education Officer to create an onsite or virtual artefact experience tailored to your classroom learning. Find out more here.

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