Changes due to COVID-19 (updated 10 November 2020)
Current NSW Department of Education guidelines prohibit non essential adults on school sites so we are currently not open to members of the public for personal visits, group tours, personal research or site hire.
The NSW Schoolhouse Museum is usually staffed five days a week during school terms. In non-Covid times it is open to the public by appointment.
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.
Pre-booked school excursions are available five days a week during school terms.
Tours for social and special interest groups are available by appointment, however, due to the high demand by school groups, there is presently very limited availability.
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.
Personal Interest and Research
Appointments can be made for access to the collection for research purposes. These are usually available after 2.00pm on weekdays and all day on Tuesdays.
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.
|School excursions||$20 per student, accompanying adults free|
|Group tours||From $10 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 pedestrian gate in the picket fence.
There is no longer on-site visitor parking available, however, there is short-term parking in the local streets. For visitors with accessibility needs, onsite drop-off and pick-up can be arranged. A boom gate has been installed by the school which can be opened for deliveries and visitors on pre-arranged visits. Please phone 9805 1186 on arrival at the gate.
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.
Pen and ink sets and reproduction copy books are available for sale. For school groups these need to be ordered prior to the visit. How to order.
Enquiries and bookings
Phone/Fax: 02 9805 1186