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 towards foundation to tertiary.


Museum educator-led tours, workshops and special curriculum-linked programs are available for all our wool-based core exhibitions and exciting range of temporary exhibitions. School visits may also be self-guided or tailored to meet the specific needs and requirements.

Teachers and educators also benefit from exclusive professional development opportunities.

To book a program for your group, fill a form and indicate your preferred program and dates.

To keep in touch with the Museum’s activities, send an email to NWM Education to subscribe to the Teachers and educators newsletter.

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).

Our programs offer immersive experiences adapted to early learners and diverse needs, from interactive stories to sensory visits.

Please book online or telephone the Museum.

For more information, contact our Learning and Programs Officer by phone or via email (

School programs

All programs are led by qualified museum educators and designed to meet the requirements of the Victorian Curriculum.

Our programs include tours with specific focus (history of the area, focus on fibre, etc), cross-curriculum interpretation and hands-on activities.

Discover our range of programs and book a date for your group. You can also download the full program for 2019.

To book a program for your group, fill in our online form and indicate your preferred program and dates.

Booking details and program fees

Bookings are essential for guided and self-guided tours. A minimum charge of 10 students applies for educator-led programs. Please advise us prior to arrival if your booked numbers have changed. Speak to our education officer about program options for smaller groups.

Programs fees 2019

  • $5 per student (self-guided)
  • $6 with museum educator led program.

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. Conditions apply.

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

How to prepare your visit

Visit guidelines

We ask that students and their supervisors observe the following guidelines, in order to preserve the Museum and its collection and to ensure a smooth tour:

  • Prior to the visit, teachers/supervisors should brief students on appropriate behaviour in the Museum
  • Educators to accompany and supervise their group at all times during their visit
    Please consider other visitors and maintain a reasonable voice level.
  • 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 a dedicated space, at the discretion of the Museum, or the waterfront play-spaces are only a short walk from the Museum. Please advise during booking.
  • Photography without flash 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.

Important pre-visit documentation

Please download our school information pack.

Museum accessibility and entrance

  • The Museum is fully accessible for people of all abilities.
  • Schools should enter and exit the museum through the schools' entrance located on Moorabool Street.
  • 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.

How to book

Please book online or telephone the Museum.

Need to know more...

For more information, contact our Learning and Programs Officer by phone or via email (

Page last updated: Tuesday, 8 October 2019