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Open 7 days per week 10.00AM - 4.00PM
The Hellenic Museum welcomes all school-age learners.
We invite you to request either a guided visit led by a trained Museum docent, or a self-guided visit, which allows you to lead your own students through the Museum.
Please note that bookings are required for all school groups visiting the Museum. To request a booking, please use the following form: School Group Visit Request Form
GODS, MYTHS & MORTALS GUIDED TOUR
Guided tours of the Gods, Myths & Mortals exhibition offer excellent opportunities for your students to make the most of their encounters with over 8,000 years of Greek civilisation at the Hellenic Museum. Museum docents engage students in lively, inquiry-based conversations that strengthen curriculum connections and encourage important skills like critical thinking.
Guided tours last 60 minutes; feel free to continue exploring the galleries with your students on your own after the tour!
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of programs do you offer for school groups?
We cater for all learners and provide programs that focus on our permanent collection and the dialogue that exists between it and a wide range of subjects including Art, Design,History and Literature. Programs for Higher Education and adult groups are also available.
Can you design a customised program based on individual curriculum requirements?
Of course, if you have an area of interest you would like to explore, our Educators can work with you to identify relevant connections to our collection or exhibition program. Just fill out the School Group Visit Request Form.
How many students can be accommodated at one time?
Groups of 20 students can be accommodated at one time and must always be supervised by at least two teachers/adults.
My group includes children with special needs. Should I use the online request form?
Yes, the Museum welcomes children of all abilities. When filling out the School Group Visit Request Form, please let us know what accommodations we can provide in order to meet your needs.
How do I book a youth group visit?
Bookings are required for all groups visiting the Museum. To request a booking, please fill out the School Group Visit Request Form.
Do I need to book if I am bringing a self-guided group?
Self-guided school groups are very welcome but we do require you to make a booking. Booking ahead for a self-guided visit will allow us to provide you with current information to assist with planning your visit, including details about exhibitions, access and admission fees.
Can we pay upon arrival or do we need to pay in advance?
Payment is expected upon arrival for self-guided visits. Payment can be invoiced for guided visits. The following admission fees apply per person:
Self-guided $5 Concession / $10 Non-Concession (both fees include exhibition entry)
Tour-guided $10 Concession / $15 Non-Concession (both fees include exhibition entry)
How do I reschedule or cancel a confirmed youth group appointment?
All requests to change or cancel existing appointments must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, telephone number, name of organisation, and date and time of your visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel a guided visit, we kindly ask for as much advance notice as possible so that we can assign your guide to another group.
How do we get there and when?
See our location map here. If you have a booking for a group visit, we recommend that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled booking to give you time to cloak any bags and help organise your students into groups.
Do you have a place for buses or large vans to park at the Museum?
There is school and charter bus parking on the North Side of the Museum. We recommend referencing our location map here.
If we schedule a guided visit for a specific time, may we arrive earlier and look around on our own?
Due to the number of groups scheduled throughout the day, we ask that you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Your group is more than welcome to explore the rest of the Museum after your scheduled visit.
Do you have lunchroom facilities? May we eat in the Museum's hospitality offering?
Unfortunately, the Museum does not have indoor lunchroom facilities. Bag lunches can be stored while you are in the galleries, as no food or drink is permitted in gallery spaces. We encourage groups to picnic in the neighbouring Flagstaff Gardens or to purchase lunch from Grounds of Arcadia located in the Museum's private courtyard.
Is photography permitted?
Students are allowed and encouraged to take photographs, (no flash please), and senior students are free to post them on their social media platforms of choice.
I have another question that's not answered here.
We are happy to help. Please email email@example.com or call +61 3 8615 9016. We also recommend you sign up for all Museum updates here, or you may also continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information.