Our 90 minute guided tours are interactive and student centred.
Tours are curriculum based and ideal for students from Year 4 to Year 12 who are studying various topics, e.g. Australian Catholic Church History, Sacramental Programs, Saints, Social Justice, Australian History etc.
In order to enjoy the full museum experience, we recommend a maximum of 80 to 90 students (4 groups) in the museum per session.
- $6 per student
- $8 per parent helper
- Free entry for all accompanying teachers
The Museum accepts payment by cash, credit card, cheque payable to 'Mary MacKillop Place' on the day of the visit. Please inform the Museum Reception of student numbers and method of payment on arrival. GST is not required on admission.
School Reflection Days and Retreats
Mary MacKillop Place offers your school the opportunity to experience a reflection day or retreat with a difference.
This may consist of a Mass or liturgy in the Chapel, museum tour, facilitation and use of conference facilities or accommodation. Our staff is willing to help you design a day that will meet your needs.
For enquiries and bookings please call 02 8912 4814 or send us an email.
Mary MacKillop Place Gift Shop and Cafe
The Gift Shop and Cafe offers a wide range of souvenirs, books and memorabilia relating to Mary MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, biscuits and cakes are also available for purchase.
Staff would appreciate that teachers decide before the excursion day whether students are permitted to purchase souvenirs, food and drinks.
Mary MacKillop Pre-packed Bags
Pre-packed bag are available for school students. The $6 pre-packed bag consists of a Mary MacKillop pen, prayer card and key ring. These items are supplied at near cost and packaging is included. Items may vary according to availability.
If your students are interested in purchasing these bags, please contact the Central Reservations Event Coordinator when making your museum tour booking on 02 8912 4814 or email@example.com at least two days before your visit.
For more information about other merchandise, visit the Online Store.
The following options are available:
- One hour metered parking in Mount Street (Monday - Saturday)
- Coaches and mini-buses are able to drop off and pick up in the bus zone from 10am to 4pm (Monday - Saturday)
- Car parking stations are available in North Sydney
Recess and Lunch Facilities
School groups are welcome to enjoy their recess and/or lunch in the grounds of Mary MacKillop Place.
Venue and Safety Information
Mary MacKillop Place Museum makes every effort to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for students and teachers.
We encourage supervising teachers to notify Museum Staff of any issues that could affect the student's welfare while visiting. It is expected that visiting teachers will keep students under direct supervision at all times.
To assist teachers with Excursion Risk Management planning, a Venue and Safety Information sheet (PDF) is available to download.
Arranging a Visit
Please have at least two possible dates in mind for your visit before you make a booking. Contact the Central Reservations Coordinator between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Bookings are essential for all school groups.
Enquiries and Tour Group Bookings
Central Reservations Event Coordinator
T: 02 8912 4814