Information Sheets

YouTube Videos

NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education YouTube channel includes:

  • short videos showcasing objects in our collection
  • narrated pages from early readers
  • ‘How to’ videos of games and crafts of school days past.


Email your order

  • Include your postal address.
  • Include invoice contact details.


  • Personal orders – payment only by direct deposit.
  • School or educational institution – an invoice will be issued for payment through your accounting systems. A purchase order number is required from public schools.

Postage price guide

  • 1 to 3 pen and ink sets or 1 to 3 copy books – $2.50 
  • 4 to 8 copy books – $3.80
  • 4 to 20 pen and ink sets or 9 to 15 copy books – $9.40
  • 20 to 60 pen and ink sets – $12.75

For larger quantities, a mix of items or Express Post we will advise postage prices once items are ordered. 

Pen and Ink Set  $6.00 Each set includes 3 nibs, one pen, powdered ink, blotting paper and script.  Pen and ink set contains a pen, three nibs, ink powder, blotting paper and a page of script
Vere Foster’s Copy Book No. 10  $9.00 This is a reproduction Vere Foster’s Copy Book No. 10 – Ornamental Lettering. The Vere Foster writing copy books were used in NSW schools for handwriting lessons. 

Pre and Post Visit

  • Social Story – Stage 1 pre-visit social story in an inclusive format
  • Daily Life Past and Present – Stage 1 unit of work, includes School Life Past and Present (Inquiry 2), with sources and activities, NSW Department of Education
  • Pre and Post Visit Suggestions  – a list of ideas
  • How Times Change – best watched after your visit, this digital teaching and learning resource features the NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education. Note: Please view after your visit as it does spoil some of the surprises if watched before.

Teaching History

Students use magnifiers to examine early photographs of school children