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Harbour Trust Ranger showing visitors a map of North Head Sanctuary in Manly.

Discover and learn

Discover educational programs, articles and resources that bring the stories of our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour to life.

To deepen your connection with our beloved destinations, view our collection of videos, online exhibitions, articles and kids activities or – book a free talk for your community group.

Plus: We encourage school, scout and youth groups to escape to Cockatoo Island for an exciting outdoors lesson. Our stage-specific education programs are an opportunity for school-aged children to have an engaging, outcomes-based learning experience.

Video library

Check out our video library to learn about Sydney Harbour from subject matter experts plus people who have lived or worked at our protected places. Highlights include a three-part docu-series on the history of the Harbour Trust.

Online exhibitions

Explore our destinations online and delve into their layered stories. Produced for the Google Arts & Culture platform, our exhibitions harness contemporary and archival footage to celebrate different aspects of our protected places.

Harbour history

Harbour history is your one-stop shop for articles on our protected places. Discover where each destination fits into Australia’s narrative and learn about the historical and contemporary figures who are associated with them.

Community talks

Discover what makes our protected places Sydney Harbour so special with our exciting program of free talks for community groups including Probus Clubs. Choose from five talks, each presented by a knowledgeable volunteer.

Kids activities

Looking to stave off boredom in your household or backyard and tap into your creativity? Check out our collection of fun activity sheets and DIY project ideas for kids and kids at heart.

Oral history project

As part of our Oral History Project, volunteer archivists interview people who have worked or lived at our protected places. Do you have a special connection to one of our destinations? We’d love to hear from you.

School programs

Seeking an inspired school excursion idea? Escape your classroom for an interactive outdoor learning experience.

Want your school-aged children to experience authentic primary sources and deepen their historical learning? We encourage school, scout and youth groups to escape to Cockatoo Island and North Head Sanctuary for an outdoors learning experience.

A primary school group entering Cockatoo Island with their teacher to start their Cockatoo Island education program.

Helpful links

Learn more about our extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour.