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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Step back in time to the first Anzac Day

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Recreating school days during the First World War, At School At War immerses students in school days around Australia’s first Anzac Day. Students learn about the war and our men who served, contribute to home front activities of spinning, knitting, tucking in messages of support, and learn cadet drill as 1900s students did at the […]

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2016 bookings open now

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Hands-on history to develop historical skills and concepts. Interact with primary sources Be immersed in the past Use early technologies A visit to the NSW Schoolhouse Museum supports  the new History K-6 syllabus.  Stage 1 Past and Present Family Life Students use the skills of historical inquiry to interpret artefacts and immersive experiences. Students develop understandings about everyday life […]

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At School At War 2016 dates

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We are pleased to offer our WW1 program for 2016. At School At War commemorates ANZAC Day and recognises those who served. Suitable for Stage 2 History, Community and Remembrance, students use sources and interactive experiences to understand the immense contribution of NSW school children to the war effort.   2016 dates: 14th March to 5th May – […]

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