Education and Learning Programs
Orange Regional Museum offers a range of learning programs for all ages. We welcome schools to all our exhibitions, and offer a range of specific primary school excursion programs for our long-term local history exhibition Inherit: old and new histories. Our school programs are offered free of charge.
School visits can be tailored to the needs of your group if there are specific topics that you would like to explore with your class. Excursions can also be arranged to incorporate visits to Orange City Library and Orange Regional Gallery.
The Museum also offers special education programs throughout the year focused on topics such as science and Aboriginal culture and heritage.
For details, download our 2023 Education & Learning Programs brochure.
Stay up to date with Orange Regional Museum’s learning programs by subscribing to our education newsletter, prepared specifically for schools and teachers.
Book a visit
To arrange a visit for your school, please contact the Museum’s Public Engagement and Education Officer on 02 6393 8444 or at [email protected].
You can also download Orange Regional Museum’s Venue and Safety Assessment.
History in a Box
Curriculum-linked History in a Box education kits are available free of charge for local schools to explore the rich heritage of the Orange region.
History in a Box kits can be borrowed by schools for a four-week loan period. Contact us for more information and bookings.
Available education kits:
History in a Box: Orange 1873
Explore Orange in 1873 through images from the Holtermann Collection.
Suitable for stage 1-3 local history units
The kit includes: Four pop-up display banners featuring eight images of Orange in 1873; one pop-up banner with a timeline of Orange from earliest settlement to the 1880s; two copies of each image A3 size on board; copies of each image location as it appears today; short History of Orange Learning Resource; activity list for teachers to use with materials and; a USB with digital copies of images.
History in a Box: Building Orange
Discover some of Orange’s most significant buildings by constructing them in miniature.
Featured buildings: Old Town Hall, Memorial Hall, Court House, Dalton Bros. store, Post Office, Holy Trinity Church, Orange Public School, Strand Theatre and Duntryleague.
Suitable for early stage 1 – stage 1
The kit includes: display boards with eight image outlines of historic building; building blocks for group to construct buildings; two copies of each buildings on A3 card with captions; booklet with historical information about each building and; an activity list for teachers to use with materials.
Other learning resources
Explore the downloadable documents below for more learning resources developed by Orange Regional Museum.
Plan your visit
Opening Hours: 9am-4pm daily (closed 25 December)
Entry to the Museum is free. Group visits are welcome, but please contact us to make a booking for groups of 10 or more.
Bathrooms, including disabled and baby changing facilities, are available on site.
Parking is available in front of the Museum on Byng Street and in the Council carpark accessed from Lords Place. Larger vehicles (including buses) can find parking on Peisley Street.
Orange Regional Museum is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. A courtesy wheelchair is available for use.
- Address: Wiradjuri Country, 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW 2800
- Phone: (02) 6393 8444
- Email: [email protected]