2023 School bookings now open

History retold, so it’s never relived

At our museum, we inspire the next generation to stand up against racism, discrimination and prejudice. In 2023, we will reopen our building and can’t wait to share our exciting new exhibitions and education facilities with your school! If you’re far from Melbourne, don’t worry – we can still host a virtual incursions from your classroom.

Plan your Holocaust education for 2023.

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Students engages with artefact as part of our In Touch With Memory program
Students engages with artefact as part of our In Touch With Memory program

On site program

Come to us! Be one of the first schools through our museum’s new state-of-the-art museum and learning facilities for an on-site program delivered by our team of expert Holocaust educators.

  • Recommended for levels  8 – 12
  • Enquiry based learning model
  • Tour our permanent exhibition, showcasing Holocaust history through artefacts and testimonies
  • Hands-on interaction with documents, photos, artefacts
  • Hear from a Holocaust survivor
  • Morning or afternoon sessions
  • Linked to the Victorian curriculum & relevant to the VCE and VCAL subjects
  • $7.50 per student

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Survivor Paul Grinwald speaks with students during a virtual incursion

Virtual incursion

Learn from your classroom. Our interactive virtual incursions are a unique learning experience facilitated by expert Holocaust educators.

  • Recommended for levels 8-12
  • Accessed from your school- anywhere in Australia! 
  • Visual & analytical introduction to the Holocaust
  • Interact with curated survivor testimony and artefacts
  • Guided tour of virtual museum
  • Linked to the Victorian curriculum & flexible to your school’s subjects
  • Use familiar video technology (Zoom or Teams, by request)
  • $5 per student (min. 20 students)
  • Increased capacity limit

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Let our education specialists help you! Please reach out if you have any enquiries about our programs.

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"The virtual tour worked really well. We could easily see all the exhibits and it was great to be able to look at the artefacts without leaving the classroom. Talking to the Holocaust experts was also amazing because I was able to ask lots of questions."

- Year 10 History student

"It was amazing to witness a survivor! I wish I could hear it all over again as it was the most inspiring thing I’ve ever witnessed!"

- YR 11 English student

"The set-up was seamless and highly organised. What a fantastic option for meeting a Holocaust survivor during these unusual times. I would highly recommend this experience to all schools. "

- Year 12 English VCAL teacher

"I am so appreciative of the opportunity and privilege to engage virtually with the Melbourne Holocaust Museum. I have been to an excursion at the centre before and am so impressed with how you have been able to adapt to a virtual format whilst still retaining the key features of what an excursion would normally entail. Thank you so much for the incredibly important work that you do."

- Year 10 History teacher

About us

Founded by Melbourne-based Holocaust survivors in1984, the Melbourne Holocaust Museum (formerly the Jewish Holocaust Centre) is Australia’s largest institution dedicated to Holocaust education, research and remembrance. We have educated more than 700,000 students and house 1,500+ Holocaust survivor testimonies & 20,000+ artefacts.

In 2023, we will reopen our museum after major redevelopment, with aims of reaching more than 35,000 students a year through our Holocaust education programs.

 

Teach the Holocaust with confidence

Free for all Victorian government secondary schools, our teacher professional learning program ensures teachers have the knowledge and confidence to teach mandated Holocaust education in levels 9 and 10.

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Child safety commitment

All students visiting or engaging with the MHM have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm. We are strongly committed to the safety and well-being of all children at our museum. Our museum deals with difficult themes and material. We create and maintain a child safe environment as the welfare of children is our priority.