Secondary School Education Program at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island
Education programs can be customised to meet the needs of individual school groups. Programs are designed with a curriculum (AusVELS and VCE/VCAL ) focus to fit the duration of your visit and are most suited to students from Years 9 – 12.
A program can include the following:
- Brief history of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum
- Sights and sounds multimedia show, 18 minutes in length, covers the background to the Vietnam War, major conflicts, and experiences of those who were involved in the war, reactions and impacts.
- Guided tour of the Museum to highlight the most important aspects of the exhibits, including Conscription Marbles, Missing in Action bracelets, weapons/armory display, Ruminations of the war scroll by Peter O’Neill who experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, uniforms, helicopters, tanks and numerous dioramas.
- Use of the Info Wands (additional hiring cost of $3) for students to gain a deeper understanding of selected exhibits
- Interview with a Vietnam Veteran (subject to availability) to learn first-hand about their experiences
- Viewing of Vietnam war images, posters and special temporary exhibits
- Visit to the restoration section and the Garden of Remembrance.
Entry fee to the NVVM is $10 per student. Lunch is available on special request and at additional cost. Contact us: Bookings can be made by contacting Sonia on (03) 5956 6400 or mobile 043758 8827 Our address is 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, 3925
If you require a customised program, please request contact with the Education Programs Officer. Worksheets are available for students to use during the visit and in follow-up classes.