The museum will be closed for renovation from 12 April 2024 to mid-2025. Education programs continue. Find out more

Book a school visit

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Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre welcomes schools and youth groups to visit and participate in our Education programs. We will work with educators and administrators to provide students with a memorable and meaningful learning experience at the museum.

Exciting news about the museum

The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre will be closed for redevelopment from April 14, 2024 until early 2025.

During this period the education program will be offered online and as an interactive incursion program. For more information, bookings and other education-related enquiries please contact our education team at education@ahmsec.org.au .

Booking your visit

Bookings are essential for all school groups. We recommend booking at least four weeks in advance. You can book your visit by selecting one of the education programs on our education page.

  • Entry and exit is via our Wakefield Street entrance. Please wait outside while the organising teacher signs in.
  • School bags are discouraged.
  • Class groups must be divided into smaller groups (15 students maximum plus 1 supervising adult in each group).
  • We ask all school groups to practice good hygiene and social distancing from museum staff, museum volunteers and the public.
  • If you need to cancel or you are running late on the day, call 08 7089 5237.
  • Payment will be required upon invoice after your visit.
  • Cancellations or requests for rescheduling that are made within 5 school days of your booked visit date will incur a 50% fee.
  • We suggest coming to the museum before your excursion to develop a clear plan for your visit.

Support your students wellbeing

Our permanent exhibition includes content that some young people may find distressing. We want all students to be brought safely into this history, and safely out of it without traumatising them.

To help prepare your class for their visit, we suggest you:

  • In general terms, talk about the types of things they may see and hear at the museum
  • Let them know it is normal to feel upset or sad about what they are learning
  • Listen to their concerns
  • Encourage them to speak to a trusted adult before, during or after their visit
  • Provide them with information about your school counselling services
  • Provide them with the following hotline information:
    Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 | kidshelpline.com.au
    Lifeline 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
    headspace Adelaide 1800 063 267 | headspace.org.au

Museum Etiquette

Prepare your students by teaching them about museum etiquette:

  • Look closely at objects, photographs, and works of art
  • Ask questions
  • Respect objects and displays by not touching (unless it is interactive)
  • Be mindful of other visitors
  • Pencils only
  • Food and drink cannot be consumed inside the museum
  • Water bottles may only be used in our Education Centre
  • Bags are discouraged (as a small museum, our storage is limited)

For more information

Contact us at education@ahmsec.org.au for any additional information or with any special requests to help plan your visit.

Read our Planning Your School Visit information to assist with questions about Covid-19 guidelines for your visit and the logistics of visiting with your class.

Stay in touch

AHMSEC Education is currently developing our online resources to support your school visit and lessons in the classroom. Sign up to our Education eNews to be notified when these are made available and follow @adelaideholocaustmuseum on Instagram and Adelaide Holocaust Museum on Facebook.

Send us photos

We’d love to see photos of your students engaging with objects and works of art, participating in our learning programs or work inspired by their visit. Email photos to education@ahmsec.org.au so we can share your outcomes with other educators. Caregiver permission for publicity purposes is required for student contributions.

AHMSEC Education is currently developing our online resources to support your school visit and lessons in the classroom. Sign up to our Education E-News to be notified when these are made available.

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The Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation, past, present and future, and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. AHMSEC stands on Kaurna land.

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