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Wiradjuri Country, 151 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8444
 02 6393 8199
 [email protected]

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 2022 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.

Classroom resources

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.

Learning Resources

File Description File size
Mondays at the Museum - Bats Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack with activities all about microbats on Mt Canobolas
321 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Stingrays Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack with activities all about the Eastern Fiddler Ray
380 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Crocodiles Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about freshwater crocodiles
671 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Mt Canobolas Planarian Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about this unique local worm
412 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Cassowaries Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about cassowaries
697 KB
Mondays at the Museum - West Coast Banded Snakes Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about banded snakes
1 MB
Mondays at the Museum - Autumn Leaves Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about autumn colours in Orange
2 MB
Mondays at the Museum - Origami Cicadas Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about cicadas
847 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Paper Sharks Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about sharks
1 MB
Mondays at the Museum - Animal Skeletons Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about animal skeletons
768 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Flying Fish Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about flying fish
227 KB
Regenerate Activity Pack 2 - Animals Learn more about the unique animals on Mount Canobolas with this at home learning pack from our Regenerate exhibition
4 MB
Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants Learn more about the unique plants on Mount Canobolas with this at home learning pack from our Regenerate exhibition
4 MB
Regenerate DIY Leaf HangingTemplate 3 - New Use this template to make a DIY Leaf Hanging, following the instructions in Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants.
384 KB
Regenerate DIY Leaf HangingTemplate 2 - Sprouting Use this template to make a DIY Leaf Hanging, following the instructions in Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants.
338 KB
Regenerate DIY Leaf HangingTemplate 1 - Burnt Use this template to make a DIY Leaf Hanging, following the instructions in Regenerate Activity Pack 1 - Plants.
264 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Birds' Nests Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about birds' nests
247 KB
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - Cherries Education resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
1 MB
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - Bread Education resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
1 MB
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - Apples Education resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
908 KB
Orange Heritage Trail for Families and Children Heritage walking trail designed for primary schools and families.
834 KB
Orange Blossoms A cultural history of gardens in Orange and district.
18 MB
Lake Canobolas Pump House Learning Pack Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on the Lake Canobolas Pump House.
3 MB
Holtermann Photographic Trail Photographic trail featuring images of Orange in the 1870s.
6 MB
Emmaville Learning Resource Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on Emmaville Cottage.
3 MB
Wentworth Main Mine Learning Pack Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on Wentworth Main Mine.
4 MB
Short Timeline of Orange Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools.
61 KB
Short History of Orange Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools. Resource gives an overview of the history of Orange
3 MB
Regional Museums Learning Resource - Theory and Basics of Museum Learning Information and resources for regional museums and societies on developing museum learning programs.
93 KB
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - Milk Education resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
2 MB
Paddock to Plate Learning Resource - Honey Education resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
1 MB
Orange Aboriginal Heritage Report 2012 Report produced for Orange City Council on the Aboriginal heritage of the region.
3 MB

Plan your visit

Venue Information

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.

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: Wiradjuri Country, 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW 2800
    • Phone: (02) 6393 8444
    • Email: [email protected]