We provide all sorts of online resources to download from Teacher Notes to 3D immersive websites.

Digital Resources

Can’t make it to one of our properties? To support our teachers and students operating through distance education we have created a range of interactive online learning resources and programs.  These include:

  • 3D tours of our historic sites, including of the Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside and Rippon Lea Estate
  • VCE Geography – virtual fieldwork of Rippon Lea Estate. Learn more.
  • Old Melbourne Gaol – Interactive Court Room. Learn more. 
  • Heritage at your Touch – Meet George at McCrae’s Cottage and Nellie at La Trobe’s Cottage. Learn more.
  • Then and Now – Explores occupations of the past and their equavilent today comparing the changes over time. Learn more.
  • Kids activity sheets. Download here. 

For more information on digital programs, contact us at education@nattrust.com.au or phone (03) 9656 9889.

National Trust Resources

Discover Polly Woodside

Built in Belfast in 1885, the three-masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America. Travelling 1.5 million miles across the

Heritage at Home: Kids

During this challenging time, we recognise that children are spending more time indoors, requiring stimulating activities that get their creative juices

How was the Gaol run?

Scroll through the narrative galleries below to explore how the Melbourne Gaol represented nineteenth century ideas of using punishment as a way of reforming

Who was sent to the Gaol?

Scroll through the narrative galleries below to explore the reasons why many different types of people might end up in gaol in the second half of the

Why was the Gaol built?

Scroll through the narrative galleries below to discover the story of the Melbourne Gaol and where it sits within Victoria’s criminal justice history.

Virtually There 3D Resources

Take a virtual visit of our historic sites using new 3D technology. This application lets you wander around our sites and see them just as though you could

VCE Geography

To cater for the current COVID-19 restrictions the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has adapted the Rippon Lea Geography fieldwork into a virtual

History In Place

The History in Place program encourages students from primary school to visit a local heritage site and produce their own documentary video about a subject

3D Interactive Court Room

Click here to open the Interactive Court Room.   Judge/Magistrate The Judge presides over the court and deals with any legal issues that arise during the

Heritage at your Touch

Take your students on a virtual tour of a real colonial house and meet the people who lived there and examine their things!