Pre and Post Visit

  • Pre and Post Visit Learning resource – online resource with activities to support your visit
  • Social Story – Stage 1 pre-visit social story 
  • Objects of School Days Past – new online resource featuring over 100 objects to tell the story of primary education in the past. Published October 2022.
  • School Days of Long Ago – learning from home resource. Can support a visit but best used afterwards as it can spoil some surprises.
  • Daily Life Past and Present – Stage 1 unit of work, includes School Life Past and Present (Inquiry 2), NSW Department of Education
  • How Times Change – best watched after your visit, 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.


NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education YouTube channel

Short videos showcasing objects in our collection, oral readings of early readers, tours and ‘how to’ videos.

Oral Histories and Stories

Collection stories – the human stories behind some of our objects

Recounts of 1930s and 1960s school days

Information Sheets

Teaching History

History of Education