School Programs

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School bookings are open for 2021.
Once these have been lifted we hope to return to our normal school group visiting guidelines as below.

The School Program provides hands on experience of past and present life in Australia. Through an enquiry approach children explore a range of sources used by our pioneers. Group activities include:

  • Working in a Pioneer Cottage. Children will experience butter making and see how food was cooked and preserved, view a treadle machine and other equipment used by our pioneers
  • Laundry methods – washing, starching, soap making, scrubbing boards, water carrying, ironing and mangling
  • Grading and packing fruit, chicken farming and egg packing.
  • Using hand operated agricultural tools
  • Coal mining practices
  • Indigenous art activities
  • Lesson in a bush school

Watch a clip of the School Activities

School Group Details

No Students: minimum 12; maximum 60

Duration of Visit: 10:00am – 1:00pm (3 hours approximately)

Cost per student: $6.00 (no GST, accompanying adults free)

Bookings available: Thursdays in school term (2018 bookings are now closed)

Children are divided into 6 groups and rotate through 6 varied activities, an adult with each group is appreciated but no essential

The School Program is designed for pupils from Year 1 to Year 6

Preschool groups and High Schools may arrange a separate program

We recommend that the students eat morning tea on arrival. They are usually hungry and the sessions can then be run uninterrupted.

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Water Carrying

Washing scrub


Washing Tub

Washing mangler









Play Quizling – Then and Now
A look at some aspects of daily life in Colonial Australia.
Ideal to use in preparing students for a visit to Wollondilly Heritage Centre.