A trip down under to our private Walkabout gallery will give children an opportunity to learn more about the lives and culture of Aboriginal Australians and the extreme climate and wildlife of their country. Listen to traditional Aboriginal stories and understand more about the symbols used in Aboriginal art. Leave the museum with a new appreciation for art, storytelling, and Indigenous cultures.

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

Staff-led sessions at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Workshops vary in length from 2 hour sessions to full day visits (10am-2:30pm) and a lunch space will be provided for these guided sessions. Most sessions can accommodate a maximum of 60 students and advance booking is essential.


To discuss your visit and the wider school offer at Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, please contact Senior Learning and Engagement Officer Chloƫ Leeson at or call 01642 728235 (office hours vary).