Curriculum references (NSW)

Stage 2 BES2.1, PPS2.4, PSS2.5
Stage 3 PPS3.4, BES3.1, ESS3.6

Program structure


Explore life on submarines through a series of activities focusing on how submarines dive and surface, how periscopes work and what life is like on board a submarine.


The guided tour of the museum takes students through the Navy exhibition which includes the opportunity to climb into a submariner's bunk!

Vessels visit

This program includes a school supervised tour of the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the submarine HMAS Onslow.


Price: $10 per student.

Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge within the ratios specified in Plan Your School Visit. Additional adults will be charged the student rate.

More information

  • A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies.
  • Duration and start/finish times: contingent upon student numbers and will be arranged and explained during booking.
  • Breaks: you're welcome to take recess or lunch at the museum before or after the program, but mid-program breaks must be arranged at time of booking.
  • Entry to exhibitions and vessels: all bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting. All other vessels require pre-booking. A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies on HMAS Vampire.