Step Back in Time

A glimpse of schooling from the past, the NSW Schoolhouse Museum is a popular excursion venue for schools. With a hands-on focus, students interact with artefacts and experience early school life. They use skills of historical inquiry to investigate the past: Present and Past Family Life; The Past in the Present; Community and Remembrance. 

The NSW Schoolhouse Museum was the first building of North Ryde Public School. The original schoolroom was built in 1877 for 45 pupils with extra rooms built in 1893 and 1910. Housed in restored early schoolrooms, the museum collects and preserves objects relating to the history of public education in NSW. The museum is open for school excursions, group tours and the general public by appointment.

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School bookings

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Term 1 is full already but there are a few spots in Term 2. Check available dates on our calendar then email your preferences. We usually respond that day. 

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2017 bookings open now!

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Bookings for 2017 are being accepted now. We offer a choice of 3 programs: Stage 1 – School Life in the Past Stage 2 – Continuity and Change Stage 2 – At School At War Download the 2017 Schools Program Flier

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Some Term 4 dates available

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Looking for an interactive hands-on history excursion for Stage 1 or Stage 2? Check our calendar for available dates. Now air-conditioned in our 1877 room! (Not authentic, but it’s 2016 and we couldn’t melt any more!)  

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