Photo of a clay sculpture featuring someone riding a winged horse

Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections

Terms 2-3,
Sat 23 Apr – Sun 14 Aug
45 minutes
Year level
Years 7-10
Education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

Exclusive to Melbourne Museum, see some of the most significant items from the prestigious National Archaeological Museum in Athens – for a limited time from 23 April–14 August.

Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections tells the story of ideas, influences and connections that form and build communities. The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through Ancient Greece, exploring how the trade of ideas and goods influenced Greek culture and, in turn, influenced the ancient world.

In this remarkable exhibition you and your students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some extraordinary collection items up close – including an impressive marble sphinx depicting a female head with the body of a winged lion which will be on view for the very first time outside of the National Archaeological Museum.

The following FREE education resource (a self-guided trail) has been designed to enhance students' experience in the exhibition. It was developed with the Yr. 7-8 Ancient History curriculum in mind, but is suitable for students in Yr. 9-10.

Curriculum links

Yr. 7-8: The Ancient to the Modern World

  • Ancient world and early civilisations
  • Chronology
  • Historical sources as evidence
  • Cause and effect

Yr. 9-10: The Making of the Modern World and Australia 

  • Historical sources as evidence
  • Cause and effect
  • Historical significance

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