Opening Hours

The NSW Schoolhouse Museum is open during school terms. It is staffed most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and some Fridays.

The museum is closed in the school holidays but emails are checked regularly. Phone messages are not checked during school holidays. Some access to the museum may be available during holidays, depending on staff availability.

School Excursions

Pre-booked school excursions are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Group Tours

Tours for social and special interest groups are available by appointment. Group tours are usually run on Friday mornings.

A group of war widows organised a group tour of the museum

Student Teachers

Student teachers wishing to observe our education program as part of their university studies are welcome to make an appointment to visit during school excursions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Personal Interest and Research

Appointments can be made for private tours and access to the collection for research purposes. These are usually available on Friday mornings and after 2.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Site and Furniture Hire Inspections

Appointments can be made to view the rooms and furniture available for hire.

Vacation Care Groups

As the NSW Schoolhouse Museum is closed during the school holidays vacation care groups are not able to be accommodated.

Admission Prices

School excursions $15 per student, accompanying adults free
Group tours From $5 per adult (concession price)
Private tours and research Price on application


NSW Schoolhouse Museum
Cox’s Road, North Ryde, 2113

(GPS: 154 Cox’s Road, North Ryde)

We are located in the north-eastern corner of North Ryde Public School, beside St John’s Church and diagonally opposite Cox’s Road Mall.

Enter via the gate in the picket fence.

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Visitor parking is available behind the museum.

Public Transport

Bus routes 288, 286, 287 and 297 travel along Cox’s Road and stop outside the museum.


Due to the historical nature of the building, there are two to three steps into the building and several single steps in the interior. A portable wheelchair ramp is available on request.


For school groups there is a block of toilets, an undercover outdoor eating area and grassy grounds for playing. There are no tea and coffee making facilities. Take away coffee can be purchased in Cox’s Road.

For adult groups there is a toilet within the museum. No refreshments are available but there are cafes and restaurants within walking distance in Cox’s Road.

Visiting students can play in designated areas of the North Ryde school's grassy playground under supervision of their class teachers


Pen and ink sets and reproduction copy books are available for sale. For school groups these need to be ordered prior to the visit. Email us or fax the Order form.

Enquiries and bookings


Phone/Fax: 02 9805 1186