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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.

 

Learning Resources

File Description File size
Mondays at the Museum - Make a photo frame Monday at the Museum (at home!) - Make a photo frame
778 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Build your own trophy Monday at the Museum (at home!) - Build your own trophy
876 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Shoes Mondays at the Museum (at home!)- Shoes
860 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Code and Command Mondays at the Museum (at home!) with about coding
362 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Animations Mondays at the Museum (at home!) with an activity to make your own thaumotrope animation
343 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Game Console Mondays at the Museum (at home!) with an activity to make your own game console
2 MB
Mondays at the Museum - Binary Code Necklace Mondays at the Museum (at home!), with activities to create a binary code necklace
1 MB
Mondays at the Museum - Gum Leaves Mondays at the Museum (at home!), featuring activities about gum blossoms
353 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Under the Microscope Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack with activities about looking through the microscope
2 MB
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 - Paper Sharks Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about sharks
1 MB
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 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
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
Orange Heritage Study 1986 Orange City Council heritage study completed in 1986.
6 MB
Lake Canobolas Pump House Learning Pack Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on the Lake Canobolas Pump House.
3 MB
Aboriginal Plant Use in South Eastern Australia - Australian National Botanic Gardens Education resource produced by the Australian National Botanic Gardens on Aboriginal plant use.
7 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
Orange Aboriginal Heritage Report 2012 Report produced for Orange City Council on the Aboriginal heritage of the region.
3 MB
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 - Animal Skeletons Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about animal skeletons
768 KB
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
Mondays at the Museum - Flying Fish Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about flying fish
227 KB
Vegetation of Mt Canobolas by John T Hunter Academic article on the vegetation of Mt Canobolas by John T Hunter.
328 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
Mondays at the Museum - Autumn Leaves Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about autumn colours in Orange
2 MB
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
Short History of Orange Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools. Resource gives an overview of the history of Orange.
6 MB
Cobb & Co in NSW Education resources produced by Cobb & Co Heritage Trail with the support of NSW Heritage Office.
2 MB
Mondays at the Museum - Cassowaries Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about cassowaries
697 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Origami Cicadas Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about cicadas
847 KB
Mondays at the Museum - Birds' Nests Mondays at the Museum (at home!) activity pack, with activities about birds' nests
247 KB
Emmaville Learning Resource Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on Emmaville Cottage.
3 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
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
Holtermann Photographic Trail Photographic trail featuring images of Orange in the 1870s.
6 MB
Wentworth Main Mine Learning Pack Education resource produced by Orange Regional Museum on Wentworth Main Mine.
4 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 - Honey Education resource developed for Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district exhibition.
1 MB

Learning

Museums inspire powerful and identity-building learning in children, young people and community members.

Museums:
• provide sensory active learning environments;
• inspire learners across all age ranges;
• are sites of enhanced achievement, going beyond what learners think they can do;
• stimulate vulnerable pupils and those that find learning difficult;
• provide resources for all curriculum areas;
• respond effectively to primary and secondary curricula and;
• complement formal education.

Orange Regional Museum embeds learning in all exhibitions and programs. The Museum offers learning opportunities for all ages and abilities.

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

Complete the form below and the Museum will be in contact to confirm options for your group. Download the risk assessment form

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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.

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]

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.

Privacy Statement

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