Teacher resources: Small objects even bigger stories

Visiting the Immigration Museum offers students the opportunity to see the connection between the collection objects, the stories these objects can evoke and the ways in which exhibitions are developed with the creative interpretation of objects, text and audio visuals.

Staff-led programs

Small Objects Even Bigger Stories is a suite of onsite programs facilitated by a museum educator. Each program is designed for different year levels and offers a 45-minute workshop session followed by 45 minutes in the museum galleries. This guide for teachers offers a range of activities you may want to introduce to your class before and after your visit.

Students participating in education program in Immigration Museum

Pre and post-visit activities: Moving Stories

Suitable for: Years 9–12

Optional activities to prepare and enhance the experience of students who are booked into the Small Objects Even Bigger Stories: Moving Stories program at the Immigration Museum.


Self-guided programs

The following self-directed discovery trails are designed to give students an introduction to the permanent exhibitions on the first floor of the Immigration Museum.

These galleries offer students the opportunity to explore the global movement of people and stories of those who make Victoria their home.

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