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Junior Primary School visits

We invite you and your students to visit us so that we can work together to address many aspects of the National History Curriculum.

Students are introduced to the history of the building and local area, and are able to experience lifestyles in the 1850s to 1950s. Hands-on activities are included.


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Cost is $5.00 per child. Teachers and supervising adults are free.

Bookings must be made at least four weeks prior.

Lifestyle Videos

Our volunteers demonstrate typical lifestyles in Tea Tree Gully in the late 1800s.

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Self Guided Walking Tour (off-site)

The Museum exists within the historic Tea Tree Gully Township - originally Steventon.

Folders are available for a self-guided walking tour of historical sites within easy walking distance.

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Our volunteers look forward to running two of the following modules:

Candelight Living

Commence in kitchen, talk about living with no electricity, try some hands on chores. Move upstairs to bedroom and talk about no running water, try some hands-on activities in parlour and children’s nursery.

Rub and Scrub

Commence by water tank, move to laundry, hands on scrubbing, wringing, using dolly pegs and irons, then a visit to the old dunny.

School Days

What was school like in the old days?
What subjects did the students study?
Was it difficult to write on a blackboard?
How tricky was it writing in cursive lettering?

Pioneers to Producers

How did the town of Steventon, Tea Tree Gully, develop in the early years?
What kinds of houses did early pioneers live in?
How did they cook? Where did they sleep?
What did the early settlers bring from their homelands?
What was shopping like in those early days?
This module includes a take home worksheet.

School staff will supervise:

Old Time Games

This forms one of the three way rotations. Notes will be sent to you before your visit. Equipment and signs are provided.

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