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 151 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8444
 02 6393 8199
 museum@orange.nsw.gov.au

Search the table below to find relevant learning and education resources.

New additions include our Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activities and our Regenerate Activity Packs exploring the unique environment of Mount Canobolas.

 

ResourceDescription
Mondays at the Museum - Make a Cartoon Vegetable PosterMondays at the Museum (at home!)- Make a Cartoon Vegetable Poster
Mondays at the Museum - Make a nature collage.Mondays at the Museum (at home!)- Make a nature collage.
Mondays at the Museum - Make an Embroidery SamplerMondays at the Museum (at home!)- Make an Embroidery Sampler
Mondays at the Museum - Make a CollageMondays at the Museum (at home!) - Make a Collage
Ask a Conservator Day - Alli's Top TipsAsk a Conservator Day 18th November 2020 With Collections Manger, Allison Campbell
Mondays at the Museum - Make a CameraMondays at the Museum (at home!) - Make a Camera
Monday at the Museum - Create a story on filmMonday at the Museum (at home!) - Create a story on film
Mondays at the Museum - NAIDOC Week ActivityMonday at the Museum (at home!) - NAIDOC Week Activity
Mondays at the Museum - Make an eco-badgeMonday at the Museum (at home!) - Make an eco-badge
Mondays at the Museum - Build your own trophyMonday at the Museum (at home!) - Build your own trophy
Mondays at the Museum - Make a magic lanternMondays at the Museum (at home) - Make a magic lantern
Mondays at the Museum - Make a photo frameMonday at the Museum (at home!) - Make a photo frame
Mondays at the Museum - ShoesMondays at the Museum (at home!)- Shoes
Mondays at the Museum - Code and CommandMondays at the Museum (at home!) Learn about coding
Mondays at the Museum - Binary Code NecklaceMondays at the Museum (at home!), with activities to create a binary code necklace
Mondays at the Museum - Game ConsoleMondays at the Museum (at home!) with an activity to make your own game console
Mondays at the Museum - CrocodilesMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about freshwater crocodiles
Mondays at the Museum - Birds' NestsMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about birds' nests
Mondays at the Museum - Gum LeavesMondays at the Museum (at home!), featuring activities about gum blossoms
Regenerate DIY Leaf HangingTemplate 3 - NewUse this template to make a DIY Leaf Hanging, following the instructions in Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants.
Regenerate DIY Leaf HangingTemplate 2 - SproutingUse this template to make a DIY Leaf Hanging, following the instructions in Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants.
Regenerate Activity Pack 2 - AnimalsLearn more about the unique animals on Mount Canobolas with this at home learning pack from our Regenerate exhibition
Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants Learn more about the unique plants on Mount Canobolas with this at home learning pack from our Regenerate exhibition
Regenerate DIY Leaf HangingTemplate 1 - BurntUse this template to make a DIY Leaf Hanging, following the instructions in Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants.
Mondays at the Museum - StingraysMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack with activities all about the Eastern Fiddler Ray
Mondays at the Museum - Under the MicroscopeMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack with activities about looking through the microscope
Mondays at the Museum - West Coast Banded SnakesMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about banded snakes
Mondays at the Museum - Animal SkeletonsMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about animal skeletons
Mondays at the Museum - CassowariesMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about cassowaries
Mondays at the Museum - Flying FishMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about flying fish
Mondays at the Museum - Paper SharksMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about sharks
Mondays at the Museum - Mt Canobolas PlanarianMondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about this unique local worm
Regional Museums Learning Resource - Theory and Basics of Museum LearningInformation and resources for regional museums and societies on developing museum learning programs.
Lake Canobolas Pump House Learning Pack Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on the Lake Canobolas Pump House.
Holtermann Photographic TrailPhotographic trail featuring images of Orange in the 1870s.
Short History of OrangeEducation resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools. Resource gives an overview of the history of Orange.
Short Timeline of OrangeEducation resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools.
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - CherriesEducation resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - BreadEducation resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - MilkEducation resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - ApplesEducation resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - HoneyEducation resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
Vegetation of Mt Canobolas by John T HunterAcademic article on the vegetation of Mt Canobolas by John T Hunter.
Orange Heritage Trail for Families and ChildrenHeritage walking trail designed for primary schools and families.
Cobb & Co in NSWEducation resources produced by Cobb & Co Heritage Trail with the support of NSW Heritage Office.
Aboriginal Plant Use in South Eastern Australia - Australian National Botanic GardensEducation resource produced by the Australian National Botanic Gardens on Aboriginal plant use.
Orange BlossomsA cultural history of gardens in Orange and district.
Orange Aboriginal Heritage Report 2012Report produced for Orange City Council on the Aboriginal heritage of the region.
Emmaville Learning ResourceEducation resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on Emmaville Cottage.
Short History of OrangeEducation resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools. Resource gives an overview of the history of Orange
Orange Heritage Study 1986Orange City Council heritage study completed in 1986.
Wentworth Main Mine Learning PackEducation resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on Wentworth Main Mine.

SCHOOLS

Orange Regional Museum offers a range of learning programs for all ages. Our school programs are curriculum linked and designed to provide students with a hands on understanding of the history and landscape of Orange, the region and Australia.

School visits can be tailored to suit the needs of your group. Sessions can run for 30 minutes to 3 hours and can include visits to the Orange City Library and Orange Regional Gallery.

Sessions include tours, worksheets and workshops; all curriculum linked and relevant for year groups. Workshops emphasize continuity and change, cause and effect, and significance. A range of teachers’ resources and local historical information can be found via the resources tab.

School groups can also visit Wentworth Main Mine for curriculum programs, specifically relevant to stage 1-3 history.

 

HOW TO BOOK

To arrange a visit for your School, contact Orange Regional Museum

AWARDS

Sir Neville Howse Award VC

This Award is available to each High School in the Orange Local Government area. It recognises students who have an understanding of conservation, preservation and education of Heritage in Australia including the Orange area.

Neville Howse Award [.pdf]

Isabel and Stuart Douglas History Award

This award is open to all children attending NSW Government and Catholic primary schools within the Orange City Council Local Government. Each School may submit one entry. Students can submit stories, short film, diorama, model, debate or essay.

Isabel and Stuart Award [.pdf]

EDUCATION KITS

Education kits are available free of charge for local schools to explore the rich heritage of Orange. Kits can be borrowed by schools for a two-week loan period, alternatively a Museum staff member can visit your school to deliver programs connected to the kits.

To book a kit please contact Orange Regional Museum.

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.

Plan your visit

Venue Information

Open 9am-4pm daily (closed 25 December).

Entry to the Museum is free. Group visits are welcome and free of charge, but please contact us to make a booking for groups of 10 or more.

Facilities

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.

Accessibility

Orange Regional Museum is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. A courtesy wheelchair is available for use.

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    • Address: 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW 2800
    • Phone: (02) 6393 8444
    • Email: museum@orange.nsw.gov.au