Walk from the Melbourne Museum on the route via Collins Street towards Federation Square or other destination visiting key historic and contemporary buildings and locations that tell the epic story of Melbourne. Students can also use the knowledge gained at Museum exhibitions e.g Aboriginal keeping Place, Early Melbourne, Casselden Place, Marvellous Melbourne inside the museum to explore the corresponding living city outside!
Students of all ages respond enthusiastically to this challenging and stimulating journey through iconic early Melbourne and contemporary buildings, streets plazas and lanes and historic sites. This interactive two hour program allows them to explore the evolution of Melbourne’s history, identity and culture by visiting places which tell stories about milestones from Indigenous origins to early settlement to gold rush expansion to Marvellous Melbourne to Federation to the current era.
Each student is allocated an historic identity of an influential early Melbournian. We can provide interactive activities,take them into buildings and examine images. They meet challenges in a fun way that promotes learning and questioning. We can also also design a specific mix of destinations and activities to meet your specific learning needs including from our many other school programs.
We had a brilliant time yesterday and collectively thought the excursion was very worthwhile and meaningful for our Unit of Inquiry learning for our primary school students. The students got a lot out of it and made some thoughtful reflections on their time with you yesterday (and Monday as well). Thank you for working with us throughout the lengthy organisation process and we hope to see you again in the future.
Overnewton College, Taylors Lake campus
Overnewton College East Keilor campus
PLACES ON OUR ROUTE MAY INCLUDE
Aboriginal sites in the Gardens
‘Little Lon’ village, Little Lonsdale
Princess Theatre 1857, Spring Street
Parliament, Spring Street
Windsor Hotel 1888
Old Treasury, 1862
1 Collins Street
5-7 Collins Street, merchant’s houses, 1888
61 Spring Street House of Hon William Campbell 1871, Leonard Terry
15 Collins Street, WCTU Rooms
36-50 Collins Street, Melbourne (Mens) Club, 1858, Leonard Terry
35-9 Collins Sofitel
81 Collins Street Alexandra Club (oldest women’s club)
101 Collins Street 1986-90, Denton Corker Marshall
107 Collins Street, Francis House 1927
122-6 Collins Street, St Michael’s Church (first polychromatic), 1866, Reed and Barnes
140-54 Collins Street, Scots Church, 1873 Reed and Barnes
156-160 Collins Street, Scots Church Assembly Hall 1915, Henry Kemp
140-174 Collins Street Baptist Church 1845, John Gill
141 Collins Street, T & G Building 1938, Anketell And Kingsley
167-73 Collins Street, BHP Auditorium Building, 1913 Nahum Barnet
191-7 Collins Street, Regent Theatre 1930, Cedric Ballantyne
188 Collins Street, Athenaeum Theatre 1839
90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne Town Hall 1867, Reed and Barnes