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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Stage 1 online learning resource

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Our Stage 1 online learning resource, School days of long ago, is now available to schools who had booked in for Term 2 excursions. It contains videos, image galleries and activities. The resource  is also available for schools outside of greater Sydney who are unable to visit the NSW Schoolhouse Museum due to distance. Please […]

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Term 2 excursion program suspended

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The NSW Schoolhouse Museum Term 2 excursion program is suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will remain in place until advised by the government. We have created digital resources full of videos, images and activities. We’re hoping to send the Stage 1 resource link to our Term 2 schools by the end of Week […]

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