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 objects and 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.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land on which the NSW Schoolhouse Museum stands. We pay our respect to Elders past and present. We recognise the continuing learning systems of Aboriginal Peoples on this land and acknowledge the impact of past government policies on the education of Aboriginal children in New South Wales.