Sydney Harbour Bridge: Connecting people

Duration: 1.5 hours
Onsite excursion
Stage 1

Explore the history of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and develop historical inquiry skills. 


Explore the history of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge through learning activities that encourage active participation and use digital media. 

In this 90 minute program students will: 

  • identify reasons for building the Sydney Harbour Bridge 
  • explore bridge design 
  • re-enact the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 
  • make their own souvenir Sydney Harbour Bridge 
  • view original collection items 

Curriculum outcomes


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

HT1-3 Describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time. 

HT1-4 Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication. 

Before you visit


Excursion Summary


$200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups of 16 – 30.


Monday - Friday during term time


1.5 hours

Minimum supervision ratio

Kindergarten – Year 2:  1 adult per 5 students

Year 3 – Year 6: 1 adult per 10 students
Secondary students - 1 adult per 20 students

State Library of New South Wales

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414