A trip down under to our Walkabout gallery will give children an opportunity to learn more about Australian Aboriginal wildlife, people, their stories, and culture. Listen to traditional Aboriginal stories and understand more about the symbols used in Aboriginal art. Leave the museum ready to create your own myths and legends back in school.

Key learning outcome:

Students will hear traditional stories and think about the elements they are made from, in readiness to make up their own. They will encounter new vocabulary, decide on their favourite words and phrases and have opportunities to say aloud what they will write about back in school.

Main learning approaches:

Enquiry-based learning
Creative learning

Plan your visit

All staff led sessions at the museum run from either 10am to 12 noon or 1pm to 2:30pm. Full day sessions from 10am to 2:30pm are also available.

Most sessions can accommodate a maximum of 60 children.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Captain Cook’s Birthplace Museum, please contact the Learning Officer Chloë Leeson on 01642 728235 or email