School Excursions

$20 per student
Minimum booking of 20 or equivalent payment
Tours runs daily
Contact us for availability
Up to 120 minutes
Tour Duration
Our Tours
  • Capital Women: Women Who Shaped Canberra

    Students will step into Canberra’s history from a unique perspective, focusing on the influential role women have played in shaping Australia's capital. This educational tour is designed to engage students in understanding how women contributed to the evolution of Canberra into the political and cultural capital it is today.

    During the tour, students will:
    • Engage with stories of prominent women who impacted Canberra’s development, exploring their roles and achievements.
    • Visit Canberra's most iconic monuments, sites, and cultural institutions, uncovering the lesser-known contributions of women to these landmarks.
    • Participate in interactive discussions and activities that bring to life the historical significance of these women and places.
    • Analyse how gender perspectives have influenced the city's growth and development over time.
    This tour is not just a walk through Canberra’s history; it’s an immersive journey that offers students a deeper understanding of the city's transformation, highlighting the vital contributions of women throughout its history.

    This tour is appropriate for all school ages.

    Read more about the tour and what you can expect here.
  • Spies in the Capital: Women in Espionage

    On this educational tour, students will step into the intriguing world of espionage in Canberra, walking into the realm of spies, double agents, and covert operations. This journey is designed to stimulate critical thinking about the complex themes of surveillance and intelligence.

    During the tour, students will:
    • Follow the stories of women involved in intelligence work, understanding both perspectives of those who were spies and those who were under surveillance.
    • Engage in discussions and activities that encourage them to analyse and critique the methods and ethics of intelligence gathering.
    • Develop a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of surveillance in Australia's political landscape.
    This tour offers students a unique opportunity to step into the shoes of historical figures in the intelligence community and understand the impact of their actions on both a local and national level.

    This tour is available to high school, college, and university students.

    Read more about the tour and what you can expect here.
  • Pride in the Capital: Canberra's LGBTQIA+ Story

    This educational tour immerses students in the rich and diverse history of Canberra's LGBTQIA+ community. It shares the inspiring stories of incredible queer Canberrans, guiding students through the places that were central to their lives and activism. This journey is designed to be more than just a historical exploration; it's a celebration of the unsung heroes who have shaped the social fabric of our city.

    During the tour, students will:
    • Learn about these individuals' personal stories, struggles, and triumphs and their impact on Canberra.
    • Engage in discussions that foster a deeper understanding of LGBTQIA+ history and its role in shaping contemporary society.
    • Reflect on the concepts of identity, community, and social change through the lens of Canberra's LGBTQIA+ history.

    This walking tour offers a unique educational experience, blending historical learning with an appreciation of the cultural and social transformations led by Canberra's LGBTQIA+ community.

    This tour is exclusively available to high school, college, and university students.

    Read more about the tour and what you can expect here.

Let's plan your tour!

Our tours will transform your students' perspectives on history, inspiring them to reflect on how they, too, can shape the future. Whether you're aiming to supplement your school's history curriculum, explore the capital city, or simply enjoy a fun afternoon immersed in history, She Shapes History provides high-quality inquiry-focussed tours led by patient, engaging, and thoughtful guides.