Museo Italiano is a great place for a school excursion – a must for Italian language classes and also of interest to History and English students.

The aim of Museo Italiano is to display and interpret the experience of Italians who journeyed to Australia and settled in Victoria. The exhibition explores the themes of Departures, Making Lives, Settlement, Interactions, Identity.

  • Staff-led programs are offered in Italian and in English.
  • School groups may also book self-guided visits.
  • Education materials are available for preparation, self-guiding (if applicable) and follow-up activities for all year levels. 

In the Museo Italiano section of this website, you will find all details to make your visit a success for your students.

Museo Italiano schools program info & bookings

Educational programs
Offering a special education program for teachers of Italian, English and SOSE – with self-guided or staff-led options – Museo Italiano is the perfect place for your next excursion!
School visits
Further research
The IHS has extensive collections of historic materials documenting the Italian presence in Australia. These are made available to scholars, writers and the community to assist them in family and community research.
Temporary exhibitions and events

Complementing the Museo's permanent collections, Co.As.It. regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural events.
(Photo: ©Emilio Cresciani)

Cultural program
Resource Centre
CO.AS.IT. Resource Centre
Supports teachers and students of Italian from primary through to tertiary level. The collection consists of up-to-date resources.
Learn Italian
Cultural program
Immerse yourself in Italian culture
CO.AS.IT. offers a vibrant and diverse program of cultural events throughout the year. Hope to see you soon at one of our events!
Cultural program
Travel to Italy
Through its travel agency Carlton Travel Services CO.AS.IT. offers individual and group travel to Italy and Europe