Opening Hours

The NSW Schoolhouse Museum is usually staffed five days a week during school terms, within school hours. It is closed on weekends, public and school holidays. The museum is open to the general public by appointment, but only when staff are available and when not in use by school groups. 

Emails are checked regularly when the museum is closed. Phone messages are not checked during school holidays. 

School Excursions

Pre-booked school excursions are available five days a week during school terms.

Group Tours

Tours for social and special interest groups are occasionally available by appointment, however, due to the high demand by school groups there is presently very limited availability.

A group of war widows organised a group tour of the museum

Student Teachers

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 some weekdays and depend on staff availability.

Site and Furniture Hire Inspections

Appointments can be made to view the rooms and furniture available for hire. There is extremely limited availability for site hire.

Vacation Care Groups

Vacation care groups are not able to be accommodated. We are closed during public school holidays and we only accept bookings from school groups undertaking history units of learning at other times.

Admission Prices

School excursions $24 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. We on the land of the Wallumedegal Peoples of the Darug Nation.

Enter via the pedestrian gate in the picket fence.

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There is no 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.

Public Transport

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. An accessible toilet is close to the lunch area. 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.

Visiting students can play in designated areas of the North Ryde school's grassy playground under supervision of their class teachers


Pen and ink sets are available for sale. For school groups these need to be ordered by email prior to the visit.

Enquiries and Bookings


Phone: 02 9805 1186 (email is preferred)