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Programs

Seniors' Programs


Reminiscing Sessions 

Reminiscence therapy is an activity that involves the elderly in the active recollection of life experiences. It allows individuals to relive positive personal events from their past in a way that is vivid and engaging and encourages them to communicate those experiences to a listener. Interaction with objects and images from the past aids the recollection of memories.

In a comfortable and relaxed forum, this special program has been designed to meet the needs of seniors, nursing homes, organised groups and day care centres. Under the guidance of Museum & Gallery staff, participants are encouraged to handle objects from the collection and share their memories of objects with other members of the group.
 

Access

Hurstville Museum and Gallery prides itself on its accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. Exhibitions and program rooms are wheelchair accessible and we have wheelchair accessible toilets and parking for cars and buses.

Booking details

To book, please call 9330 6444 or contact us by email

Sessions cost $3.50 per participant, with a minimum of 10 people. Carers are free. Refreshments can be provided for $0.50 per person.

Each session runs for 1 hour.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque (cheques made payable to Georges River Council) or credit card. Credit card surcharge apply.
 

Reminiscence Therapy Kits

Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s Reminiscence Therapy Kits are available for hire. This is a great way to bring the Museum & Gallery to your aged care facility.

The kits cover three themes:

  • Put your Glad Rags On: contains items of clothing and objects relating to the often tedious tasks of taking care of your clothes

  • Young at Heart: contains childhood toys, games and photographs

  • At the Shops: contains objects relating to the experiences of shopping and socialising.

Each kit contains objects, photographs and a manual for therapists and activity coordinators.
 

Hire details

To book a kit, please call 9330 6444 or contact us by email.

Hire is $55.00 per kit. Duration of loan is three weeks.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque (cheques made payable to Georges River Council) or credit card. Credit card surcharges apply.
 

Tactile Tours

Specially designed to engage the senses, our Tactile Tours bring exhibitions to life through smell, sound and touch. 

Designed for people who with low mobility or vision impaired, Tactile Tours are also open to any visitor looking to experience the exhibition in an interactive way.

$3.50 per participant. Refreshments are available for an additional $0.50 per person.

Bookings are essential. Please contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery on 9330 6444 or email us to make a booking enquiry.


Children’s Programs


School Education Programs

The Museum & Gallery offers a range of syllabus-linked educational programs and outreach kits for primary and secondary students. The programs provide students with a hands-on learning experience. Several different primary and high school program options are available to choose from. 

Please visit our Education page or contact Hurstville Museum & Gallery for advice on which programs would best suit your students.


Dragonflies Kids' Club

These fun and educational workshops are designed for children aged 4 -10 years who enjoy art and craft, and are interested in learning new skills. No prior skills are required.

Age: 4 – 10 years
Date: First Saturday of the month (excluding January)
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Cost: $5.50 per child, per activity
Bookings are essential. Please visit the What’s on page for more information and to book online.
 

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Art Attack

These workshops are designed for children aged 7-12 years who have a keen interest in art and want to further develop their artistic skills. A variety of mediums, techniques and styles are explored throughout the year.

Age: 7 – 12 years
Date: Fourth Saturday of the month (excluding December & January)
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: $5.50 per child, per activity 
Bookings are essential. Please visit the What’s on page for more information and to book online.
 

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School Holiday Programs

Hurstville Museum & Gallery offers a range of fun activities and performances to entertain and educate children during the school holidays. 

Age: 5 – 12 years
Cost: $5.50 per child, per activity 
Date and times vary. Please visit the What’s on page for more information and to book online. Bookings are essential.


CONTACT

9330 6400

24 hours, 7 days a week

Email us at: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
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Georges River Civic Centre
Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

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Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street
Open: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
 
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at Hurstville Library
5.00pm - 9.00pm, Monday to Friday
9.30am - 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday
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