Preparing for your school visit will ensure a more rewarding and enjoyable experience for students.
Bookings are essential for all school groups. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance.
Come to the Museum before your excursion to develop a clear plan for your visit.
Choose what to do
We are working on developing our Education Program to include multiple face-to-face learning opportunities at the Museum, online resources to support classroom learning and digital workshops.
Currently the Museum offers:
- Programs for secondary students in years 9-12, including The Holocaust in 100 Minutes.
Bookings are required for all school groups. Book your school visit here.
If you need to cancel or you are running late on the day, call 08 7089 5237.
Payment will be required upon invoice after your visit.
Cancellations or requests for rescheduling that are made 5 school days or more in advance of your booked visit date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations or requests for rescheduling that are made within 5 school days of your booked visit date will incur a 50% fee.
Support your students wellbeing
Our permanent exhibition includes content that some young people may find distressing. We want all students to be brought safely into this history, and safely out of it without traumatising them.
To help prepare your class for their visit, we suggest you:
- In general terms, talk about the types of things they may see and hear at the Museum
- Let them know it is normal to feel upset or sad about what they are learning
- Listen to their concerns
- Encourage them to speak to a trusted adult before, during or after their visit
- Provide them with information about your school counselling services.
- Provide them with the following hotline information:
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 | kidshelpline.com.au
Lifeline 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
headspace Adelaide 1800 063 267 | headspace.org.au
If you have concerns please contact our Education Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) when booking to discuss. We can work with our Museum Guides to deliver an age-appropriate tour of our permanent exhibition that also supports your teaching and learning objectives.
Prepare your students by teaching them about museum etiquette:
- Look closely at objects, photographs and works of art
- Ask questions
- Respect objects and displays by not touching
- Be mindful of other visitors
- Pencils only
- Food and drink cannot be consumed inside the Museum
- Water bottles may only be used in our Education Centre
- Bags are discouraged (as a small museum, our storage is limited)
COVID-19 Guidelines for School Visits
Familiarise yourself and your class with our COVID-19 Guidelines for school visits.
Enter through our Wakefield Street entrance. If arriving by private bus, we recommend being dropped off on Chancery Lane (entry only via Angas Street).
Please ask students to wait outside – our entrance foyer is small.
As the organising teacher, please sign in with our Museum Guide at the entrance foyer and ask your class wait outside. Your Museum Guide will assist with storing your belongings.
Split your students into two supervised groups. We can accommodate a class of up to 30 students and recommend a ratio of 1 adult to a maximum 15 students per group.
We ask that students do not bring valuables or large school bags – perhaps share bags instead. We are a small museum and have limited storage. The security of high-value items cannot be guaranteed.
We recommend eating lunch in Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) but remember hats and sunscreen.
Food cannot be consumed in the Museum.
We encourage non-flash photography to record and support discussion and learning back at school. You can take photographs for personal use in all areas of the Museum unless signs say otherwise.
Mobility access is available at the rear of the museum – please see your Museum Guide for assistance. All other areas of the Museum are accessible by wheelchair. Disability toilets are located in The Anne Frank Gallery.
Stay in touch
AHMSEC Education are currently developing our online resources to support your school visit and lessons in the classroom. Sign up to our Education eNews to be notified when these are made available and follow @adelaideholocaustmuseum on Instagram and Adelaide Holocaust Museum on Facebook.
Send us photos
We’d love to see photos of your students engaging with objects and works of art, participating in our learning programs or work inspired by their visit. Email photos to email@example.com so we can share your outcomes with other educators. Caregiver permission for publicity purposes is required for student contributions.