The Nona Lee School Education Program

Click play to view a short video on the Centre's Education Program

Over 400,000 secondary school students have attended educational programs run by the Jewish Holocaust Centre since opening in 1984. The educational program includes:

  • An introduction to the Holocaust.
  • A brief documentary.
  • A survivor testimony.
  • A guided tour of the museum displays.
  • Reflection and farewell.

Tours and programs can be individually structured to suit visitor needs and study themes within the AusVELS Learning Standards and VCE/VET/VCAL programs. Teachers and students can also obtain curriculum-based support material and advice on recommended educational resources.

Modified programs suitable for Years 5 and 6 students are also available. These relate to human rights, conflict resolution, relevant films and novels, and other areas relevant to primary school Year levels.

The museum includes technology such as our 'story pods', interactive maps and recorded testimonies by Holocaust survivors. For those of you who have not been to our museum, and who are considering a visit for your students, please take a few minutes to watch this clip which presents our school program in detail.

School bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance. Please complete the online School Booking Request Form.

There are two sessions each day:  Monday-Thursday, 10:00am and 12:45pm; and two on Friday at 9:30am, and 11:45pm. In order to receive the full benefit of your visit, please allocate a minimum of two hours and fifteen minutes for the educational program.

Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of your booking form. Background information will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your booking.

Admission: We recommend a donation of $6 per student ($7.50 - effective January 2015).

For further assistance regarding your booking, please call the Centre on (03) 9528 1985 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For enquiries regarding the Education Program, contact Lisa Phillips, Education Director at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Special Offer for Schools

The Classic Cinema, located one minute from the JHC, is showing the film “Nicky’s Family”. This film is about how a British man saved hundreds of Jewish children just before the outbreak of the war, and is an uplifting, important film which reminds us of the way a single person can make a huge difference I the lives of others.

There is a special offer for schools which visit the JHC to view the film.

Please click here for further information. (Will open a PDF in a new window)