The Pyrmont Walk delivers a case study highlighting the changing nature of the community of Pyrmont. It emphasises changes that have occurred, in particular urban decay and renewal, the factors that have given rise to these changes and the community's response to some of these changes.

Curriculum references (NSW)

NSW Geography Stage 5
Changing Australian Communities 5A2
Issues in Australian Environments 5A3

Program structure

Teacher guides take students on a walk through the streets of Pyrmont beginning and ending at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

With the use of photographs of past Pyrmont, students see the changes that have occurred and are still occurring in the area. They visit various locations and are given the opportunity to ask questions, take photographs and complete a specially designed activity sheet.

An optional cruise component can be added to this program.


Price: $15 per student.

Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge within the ratios specified in Plan Your School Visit. Additional adults will be charged the student rate.

More information

  • Duration and start/finish times: contingent upon student numbers and will be arranged and explained during booking.
  • Breaks: you're welcome to take recess or lunch at the museum before or after the program, but mid-program breaks must be arranged at time of booking.
  • Entry to exhibitions and vessels: all bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting. All other vessels require pre-booking. A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies on HMAS Vampire.
  • Location: all programs begin and end at the Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.