We provide fun, interactive excursions and school visits using our museum collection to support the National Curriculum in History for primary and secondary level.
Free sessions to equip teachers with great ideas for lesson plans.
Here are some museum activity sheets to print out and enjoy:
Belmont Apple Family Tree
Remember Our Anzacs
Tin Can Telephones
Museum & Library Tours
The Belmont Museum and Ruth Faulkner Public Library offer joint events for students. Our one hour double dip Library and Museum tours are split up into two 30 minute sessions - while half the group tour the Library, the other half tour the Museum and then the groups swap.
Tours include interactive activities catering for all levels. Choose between several hands-on activities and demonstrations such as pen and ink writing in the old fashioned schoolroom, gristing and family chores in the kitchen, old fashioned clothes washing outside and making clothes with the spinning wheel. Visit times can be booked Monday to Friday by appointment. We can tailor group tours to suit you. Please contact the Museum to arrange a booking.
Tours provide appropriate and relevant education programs using the Museum's collection and the Local History collection to support the National Curriculum in History for the following year levels:
- Foundation Year through to Year Ten
And WACE in:
- Modern History for Years 11 and 12 (where a focus on Australian History is taken)
The objective of the suite of education programs is to:
- Develop challenging, fun programs that students will respond to
- Demonstrate links between local history and national/world history
- Provide behind-the-scenes access to the collection
- Develop partnerships with schools
- Assist teachers in meeting assessable outcomes for the curriculum
- Engage students in their local history
- Engage students in using objects as sources of historical inquiry
For further information about education programs at Belmont Museum, contact us on 9477 7450.