Eureka Education

Eureka Centre is a place of discovery where students can deepen their understanding of the social and cultural impact of the Victorian goldrush and the stories of men and women who risked their lives in the fight for miners’ rights. We provide teachers and students with tools and experiences to explore Australia's colonial history as well as the evolution of democracy in Australia. We offer a range of onsite programs, perfect for excursions and school camps, and also online programs delivered virtually to your classroom.

Our programs are developed directly in response to the Victoria and Australian F-10 History and Civics and Citizenship curriculum. Education experiences are delivered by a team of qualified teachers and can be adapted to meet the specific curriculum needs of individual groups. Call or email our Education Officers today to discuss tailoring programs that will complement and extend your classroom learning.


In our ‘Eureka’ program, students will explore the lives and stories of the people who had a significant influence on shaping colonial Australia. Students will form a meaningful connection to the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade through assuming the voice of a key protagonist. 

Students will utilise our interactive exhibition and object collection to investigate the motivations and actions of key figures from both sides of the story; creating a relationship with the beliefs and values and different perspectives of the people at Eureka and their impact on social justice and equality. They will analyse the cause and effect of key moments in the leadup to the Eureka Rebellion and the role these individuals played in the forging of Australia’s democratic society 

Length: 90 minutes (120 minutes for groups larger than 80)
Schools Cost: $9.50 (inc GST) per student. Teachers are free of charge. 
Maximum participants: 100

Victorian and Australian Curriculum F-10
History levels 3 - 6 and 9 – 10
Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

Museum in a box activity

Winning the Vote: Making a Nation

In our ‘Winning the Vote: Making a Nation’ program, students will gain a clear understanding of significant civil movements that changed the democratic rights of miners, women, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Students will utilise our interactive exhibition space to investigate the lives and stories of people who have created social change, including through the events surrounding the Eureka Stockade.

They will explore the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens and reflect on how they can personally participate in and strengthen Australia’s democratic processes today. 

Length: 90 minutes
Cost: $9.50 (inc GST) per student. Teachers are free of charge. 
Maximum participants: 80

Victorian and Australian Curriculum F-10
History levels 3 - 6 and 9 - 10
Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

Eureka Education Screen Room Square

Online Programs

Eureka Education offers a range of online programs allowing you to access the knowledge and understanding found at the Centre remotely. Online programs are conducted live with a professional educator and suitable for groups grade 3-10. Programs are run through Teams (other platforms available on request).

Cost: $50 (inc GST) per session.
Maximum participants: 30

The Eureka Flag
Join us for a discussion on the myths and facts about one of Australia’s most significant cultural artefacts and textile treasures, The Eureka Flag.
Length: 30 minutes 

History levels 3 - 6 and 9 - 10

Revolution or Riot?
Students explore the stockade from the perspective of both the colonial government and the rebels. What was the reason behind the decisions being made by each side in the conflict, and who do you think was right?
Length: 30 minutes 

History levels 5 - 6 and 9 - 10
Civics & Citizenship levels 5 -10

Education Booking Enquiries

To request a booking date and time please fill in the form below or click this link to open in a new window and an Education Staff member will be in touch. 

For any other program enquiries please contact us at
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