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Library Adventure Tour

on demand

The State Library is a building full of stories and secret places. This one hour adventure can be tailored to the age of your students and is guaranteed to excite and surprise as we explore the building and share the history of the library and the collections.

In this 1 hour program your students will:

  • participate in an interactive adventure around the building
  • see original collection items
  • uncover the history of the Mitchell Library and the State Reference Library

Curriculum Outcomes

HTe-1 communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others 

HT1-2 identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

HT2-2 describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT3-1 describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia

HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources

HT5-5 identifies and evaluates the usefulness of sources in the historical inquiry process

Booking Details

Booking Details

Available during term time.

Cost is $6 per student

Bookings are essential, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email or phone 9273 1778.

Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.

Bus Subsidy

The State Library of NSW offers to provide K-12 school students from DET schools in Western and South Western Sydney, access to FREE bus travel to visit the State Library of NSW to participate in our onsite learning programs.