Self-guided visits

Visiting days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Session times:
10 am, 11 am. 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Cost: gratis

Staff-led programs

Visiting days:
Wednesdays and Fridays (times negotiable)
Cost: $3.30 per student (inclusive of GST)

How to book

Bookings (online only) are essential for all visits by school groups:

Book staff-led group visit

Book self-guided group visit

A confirmation will be emailed to confirm your booking or to arrange an alternative option if the date/time is unavailable.


Contact Maria on (03) 9349 9019 or email  for further details or enquiries. 

Museo Italiano is a great place for a school excursion – a must for Italian language classes and also of interest to senior 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 and a timeline that puts into context the world events alongside Australian events and the Italian–Australian events in Victoria.

About the museum and visiting information

Staff-led presentations and self-guided visits

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

For Years 4–10
'La storia in valigia' is a presentation led by Museo Italiano education staff which explores the stories of Italian migrants and their contribution.

For VCE students 
For advanced Italian language students, Museo Italiano staff present an introduction in Italian to the Museo Italiano permanent exhibition, with a focus on the contribution and identity of Italians in Victoria. Following the presentation, students visit the exhibition and are encouraged to complete Museo Italiano activities on the day of the visit.

For senior History and English students, Museo Italiano staff present an introduction in English to the museum collections with an emphasis on the theme of identity and the history of migration. Following the presentation, students visit the exhibition and are encouraged to complete Museo Italiano activities on the day of the visit.

Prepare your visit

Download the Teacher notes document which contains important information on how to prepare your class for the visit to the museum and how to use the accompanying educational material.

Download teacher notes (pdf)

Accompanying educational material*

Year levels Material for self-guided visits Material for staff-led presentations
Years 4–7 (in Italian)  Download kit (zip) Download kit (zip)
Years 8–10 (in Italian)  Download kit (zip) Download kit (zip)
VCE Italian language students (in Italian)   Download kit (zip) Download kit (zip)
VCE History/English students (in English)   Download kit (zip)  Download (pdf)


* NOTE: Where indicated the material will be downloaded as a .zip (archive) file. For Windows, unzip the contents of the zipped folder, by pressing and holding (or right-clicking) the folder, selecting Extract All, and then following the instructions. For Mac, simply double click the zip file.

Other educational resources
Other educational resources
Interested in more educational resources assisting in the teaching of Italian, as well as senior History and English?
Educational resources
Italian classes for school students
Did you know that CO.AS.IT. offers an intensive after-school Italian language program for school students?
Learning Italian
CELI Examination
CELI examination at CO.AS.IT.
CO.AS.IT. is an accredited CELI Exam Centre, authorised by the Università per Stranieri di Perugia.
CELI Examination
Language Assistant Program
Classroom support from a native speaker
Via the Language Assistants Program university graduates from Italy work as assistants in Victorian schools.
Learning Italian