Museum of the Great Southern Education Resources

In this section you will find all the resources you need to organise your excursion to the Museum of the Great Southern.

 

School Program Options

View our full list of programs on the school program page.

Download our Education Brochure [2.09MB]

 

Option One: Facilitated Programs

These programs are led by our Education Officers and Menang Noongar presenters.

Programs cost $6 per student (GST inclusive).

K – 3 Programs run for approximately 1 hour. Years 4 – 7 programs run for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Maximum group size is 25-30 students, depending on the program.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (08) 9841 4844.

If a facilitated program is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled visit, you will still be required to pay the full price of the excursion.

 

Option Two: Bring the Museum into your Classroom

Outreach Programs

Some of our facilitated programs are available to schools as part of our Outreach services. These programs are marked on the school program page.

Handling Kits

Bring the museum into your classroom with our handling kits. Containing a mixture of real and Museum quality reproductions, these handling kits encourage hands on exploration of different themes.

  • First World War | Replica kit and reprinted letters from the front help students investigate the difficulties of trench warfare and the use of emerging technologies such as tanks, aeroplanes, and chemical weapons (gas).
  • Prehistoric Life | Our Prehistoric Life handling kit features a mix of replicas and genuine fossils to ignite curiosity in young minds. By handling these objects, students can examine the specialised physical features of an animal and speculate on how it lived, moved and what it ate. Individual body parts can be measured and used to estimate the overall size of the animal.
  • Then and Now | What differences can pupils spot between their childhood and one of 100 years ago? Have a go at playing some old-fashioned games or try your hand at writing with slate and pencils.
  • Skulls | A beautiful array of replica and real skulls enable hands-on exploration of physical adaptations. Through observation and recording, pupils can draw conclusions as to whether an animal is likely to be predator or prey.
  • Ocean Life | Magnifying glasses, field guides and ocean specimens in resin combine to create a handy beachcombing resource as you explore the ocean and the intertidal zone.
  • Roman | Inspired by archaeological finds, this handling kit focuses on aspects of Roman warfare and the life of a Roman legionary soldier. Don your helmet, gladius and shield as you prepare for 25 years’ service in the legion.
  • Viking | Were the Vikings more than just seafaring raiders? Jewellery and domestic items accompany the iconic sword and helmet in this kit and will encourage discussion and help you draw your own conclusions.

 

Option Three: Self-guided Experience

Visit our galleries or visit the Discover Centre ($1 per student*) or Brig Amity ($1 per student*).

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (08) 9841 4844.

*Teachers and accompanying parents free.

 


 

Make a Booking

Phone: (08) 9841 4844

Email: greatsouthern@museum.wa.gov.au

 


 

Excursion Management

Excursion Management Plan and Certificate of Currency

Adult supervision

The following supervision ratios are required for all education groups visiting any WA Museum sites.

  • Years K–6, 1 adult per 6 students
  • Years 7–12, 1 adult per 10 students
  • Tertiary, minimum 1 supervisor per group

There is a mandatory minimum of 2 supervisors per education supervisory team.

The responsibility of children remains with the education staff from the visiting school or educational organisation.

Please ensure that your adult supervisor is aware of their role in regards to the behaviour and safety of your students.

Transport

Transport remains the responsibility of the visiting school.

There is a large bus parking zone to the left of the main Museum car-park as well as in the Old Gaol grounds.

Limited private car parking space is available within the Museum grounds.