Education Programs at the National Wool Museum

We provide a wide variety of ways to access learning at the Museum and programs are available for students from pre-school to tertiary.

Educator-led general tours, workshops and special curriculum-linked programs are available for all our wool-based core exhibitions and exciting range of temporary exhibitions.

For the 2017 Education Brochure please refer to the attached documents.

View our latest programs and exhibitions on the right hand side.


Early years program

The National Wool Museum caters for children aged from two years and up with a specially designed range of early years programs that support the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VELYD). We are always happy to tailor a program for mothers' groups, Early Learning Centres or kindergartens throughout the year.

Twice a year - June and December - we offer immersive story programs.  

Saturday mornings during term 2 and 3 we offer Crafty Kids Early Years Art Classes.


Program fees

Crafty Kids Early Years Art - $10 per child, adults free of charge. 

Immersive Story Programs - Individual bookings: $10 per child, adults free of charge. 

Organisation bookings: $6 per child, teachers free of charge. Bookings are essential. Minimum group size is 10 children.


School programs

We offer the following school programs:

All programs have been designed to meet the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum.

Programs can be tailored to meet the specific learning needs of your class. Special accommodations can be made for larger groups and students with specific needs.

All education programs include pre and post visit activities and guided tours.

Facilitated programs run for 60 to 90 minutes. Please allow extra time for larger groups or if you wish to have the students explore the Museum further following your program.

Selected programs can be delivered onsite at your school. speak to our education officer for more information about outreach sessions or other classroom support.

Bookings are essential for all class visits. When booking be prepared to provide: Preferred date and time, number of students, preferred program, additional needs (accommodations for students, nutrition break, etc).


Program fees

$4.50 per student (accompanying teachers and supervisors are free at the ratio of 1:10 or 1:4 for preschools).

Teachers can present their VIT card for free entry to the Museum anytime.

Bookings are essential. Minimum group size is 15 students. Please advise us prior to arrival if your booked numbers have changed. Speak to our education officer about program options for smaller groups.

Groups may opt to pay prior to their visit, on the day, or to be invoiced for later payment.


Facilities

  • The Museum is fully accessible for people of all abilities. 

  • Bus parking is available in front of the National Wool Museum on Moorabool Street or at the Geelong Busport next door.

  • Toilet facilities are located on the rear wall of every level of the Museum and accessible toilets are located on the first floor.

  • Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries; if you would like to include a nutrition break in your program a break-out space can be organised in the Museum or the waterfront play-spaces are only a short walk from the Museum.
  • Schools should enter and exit the museum through the schools' entrance located on Moorabool Street.

  • Photography is generally permitted in the galleries, students are welcome and encouraged to use digital devices in the Museum to document their visit. Some visiting exhibitions may have specific restrictions on photography or other recording in the space.


How to book

For more information contact our Education Officer, Sara Pearce, on 03 5272 4706 or via email (nwmeducation@geelongcity.vic.gov.au).



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