Programs for Schools

History Festival Schools Poetry Takeover

Throughout May 2020, South Australian students in years 4 to 11 are invited to participate in the History Trust’s first-ever online poetry challeng...

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The First Fleet

A facilitated 45 minute workshop in which students consolidate their learning about the rationale for sending the First Fleet to NSW in 1788, the expe...

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Life Onboard

Discover the conditions early European migrants endured travelling to South Australia by boat during the 1830s. Suitability:  Can be adapted for Year...

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Resources for teachers


Learn about the early European explorers that charted the South Australian coast in the early 1800s. Explore the concepts of discovery, exploration,...

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Maritime Discovery

A self-guided maritime experience for students in Years 3 – 6, which can be adapted to include a range of learning areas including: conservation...

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Exploring Port Adelaide

Day at the Port

A self-guided maritime experience for students in Pre-school to Year 3, which can be adapted to include a range of learning areas including: conservat...

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Examine objects from a ‘shipwreck.’ Using a grid system engage in a hands-on activity to learn about marine archaeology methods. Examine objects f...

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What's on for families

Dolphin Detectives and Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Program

Learn about the Port River Dolphin Pod and their habitat. The History Trust’s South Australian Maritime Museum is committed to keeping our visitors,...

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Dolphin Discovery

Learn about the Port River dolphins and their local environment. Suitability: Preschool –  Year 2 Cost:   $7.50 per student (includes Port R...

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One and All

One and All: Learn about life on board a tall ship

Explore the concepts and skills required to become a crew member and navigate a classic brigantine of the mid – nineteenth century. A unique and...

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The South Australian Maritime Museum and History Trust of South Australia acknowledges the First Nations peoples of South Australia, whose connection to country and living cultures began in time immemorial and continues to the present. We affirm our commitment to advancing reconciliation.