If it is not possible for you to bring your students on an excursion, the Chinese Museum can come to you, with our Travelling Museum. This is our key outreach program, comprising of one, two or three activities which are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum. 

The Incursion Program presents an engaging series of cultural experiences on-site at your school, run by trained Chinese Museum instructors. 

What schools have said about the Travelling Museum:

 “The program was excellent and the trainers engaged the students very well.” The students enjoyed it, they loved seeing the different Chinese musical instruments, a curiosity about the different Chinese inventions, and hearing cultural stories” – Teacher, Echuca region

What students have said about the Travelling Museum:

I loved the lion puppets the most. I have never seen them before.” Year 6 student

Doing the music part was really fun! The music – that was awesome with the dragon and all the different songs.” - Year 5 student

Booking Enquiry

For more details, call 8640 0179 to book or email [email protected]

Download the excursion program here.

Cost

$18.00 per student for three activities

$15.00 per student for two activities 

$11.00 per student for one activity

Distance surcharge 

A surcharge of $100 per 10km applies to schools further than 30km from the Museum

Minimum

70 students for 3-session incursion; 100 students for 1-session incursion

Maximum 

We can cater for up to 300 students in one day for 3-session incursion. Activities are run on a rotating roster.

Duration 

All sessions are 45 minutes long. Total program is 3 hours approx., including breaks.

Ancient Chinese Inventions

Subjects: The Arts - Humanities - History F-10 / Science 5-10 / Intercultural Capability F-10

Did you know that the parasol is a Chinese invention? Students will hear stories about some of the most interesting Chinese inventions in history, and your classroom turned into a museum for a hands-on exploration of objects.

Chinese Herbs and Medicine

Subjects: The Arts - Humanities - History F-10 / Science 5-10 / Intercultural Capability F-10

Your classroom will be transformed by the aromas of Chinese herbs as students explore the philosophy behind traditional Chinese medicine. Students will hear about the healing properties of ancient Chinese ingredients and invent a recipe for a healing soup.

Lantern Making

Subjects: Visual Arts / Intercultural Capability / History

Students will learn about the significance and history of lanterns, and make their own.

Chinese Paper Cutting

Subjects: Visual Arts / Intercultural Capability / History

Dating back to the invention of paper in the Han Dynasty, students will create a decorative paper cut and learn about the cultural significance of this practice in Chinese festivals and celebrations.

Chinese Knotting

Subjects: Visual Arts / Intercultural Capability / History

In this workshop, students will discover how Chinese knots began as communication tools and evolved into an intricate folk-art form. Students will make their own knotted bracelet or charm for good luck.

Music and Movement

Subjects: Health and Physical Education / The Arts - Humanities - History F-10 / Music / Intercultural Capability F-10

A fun, energetic session introducing the concepts of Mandarin language through music and movement. Includes elements of Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Lion Dance.

Kung Fu Workshop

Subjects: Health and Physical Education / The Arts - Humanities - History F-10 / Science 5-10 / Intercultural Capability F-10

A brief introduction to Kung Fu which aims to achieve physical, mental and spiritual harmony. Includes basic anti-bully and stranger danger techniques. The emphasis is on discipline and respect for oneself and others.

Regional Travelling Museum

The Chinese Museum has received funding from the Strategic Partnerships Program (Victorian Government) to take the Travelling Museum to selected areas in regional Victoria. Our trip is scheduled for the Wangaratta region in late 2020. To enquire or register your interest, please email [email protected]inesemuseum.com.au .