3 Museums Bathurst venues have reopened with appropriate social distancing and other entry conditions in place. CLICK HERE for details.

Motor Racing

Learning Programs

Learn of the origins of motor racing in Bathurst since 1914 from the first Australian Grand Prix and the Vale circuit, through to present day supercar and GT car racing.

Proximity to the race circuit makes the museum an educational experience for any high school and primary level school excursion.

Our Learning Program aims to extend the understanding and enjoyment of the collections, exhibitions and events at The National Motor Racing Museum (and our other Museums Bathurst locations).

From early years to higher education, we offer opportunities for tours and programs of exploration and discussion to enhance students’ engagement with motoring history.

Our teachers’ information and resources can be used before, during and after your visit. We offer guided tours and teacher resources. To learn more about Teacher resources and make a booking enquiry click here.

Primary and Secondary Schools

It is essential to book any school visits in advance.

We will then get in touch to discuss your visit further and subsequently send a booking confirmation with final details. Please note – submitting an expression of interest form does not guarantee your booking.

Make an enquiry for a school group tour booking here.

Teacher Resources: PDF link here

National Motor Racing Museum Education Programs

Session times
Weekdays during the school term.

First session commences 9am
Last session commences 2.30pm

Supervision ratios

The supervision ratio is 1:10 for stage 1-3. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios.

One carer per student with special needs will be admitted free of charge.

Museum shop

Racing and Mount Panorama souvenirs and educational toys.

Self Guided session

Cost  $5 per student (GST FREE).

Duration 60 minutes.

Maximum 200 students.

Click here to make a booking enquiry.

Our Earth Our Future (this program runs across all 4 museums)

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst Rail Museum, Chifley Home and National Motor Racing Museum.

Full day itinerary 9am – 3.30pm.

This tour across 4 Bathurst Museums takes you on a 300 million year journey to explore energy from the story of fossil fuels to alternate energies and their effect on our environment.

Starting in the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum you will learn about the resources of the Earth, how minerals and fossils form, and the geological evidence of the consequences of climate change.

At the Bathurst Rail Museum you’ll find out how coal revolutionised transport during the Industrial Revolution.  Chifley Home, the home of Prime Minister Ben Chifley is a time capsule of life in the 1940s and demonstrates the frugal and sustainable lifestyle of the era and the domestic use of fossil fuels.

The National Motor Museum demonstrates innovations that are tested on the racetrack, with examples of experimental and alternative technologies for the future.