Students experience life in the 1840’s for the Bunurong people and the McCrae family from a youth’s perspective on the Mornington Peninsula pioneer property.
School Programs for Victoria
Your students can enjoy one of our facilitated education programs at the Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside Tall Ship, Rippon Lea mansion, Como house or McCrae homestead.
We offer programs that cover a range of discipline areas from history and humanities to maths and geography. See below for more information about program content, curriculum links and making bookings or download our program guide to all Trust Education programs.
Try your hand as a real Able Seaman from the 19th Century and learn the ropes. Learn about the hardship for early settlers aboard a ship.
Learn about life in the Grand Mansion for those that lived there and those that worked there over the last 150 years.
Examine Melbourne's early history, the story of the goldfields and come face-to-face with Ned Kelly.
Choose from 5 trials including contemporary trials like Respect Me and Culpable Driving
You can now select from four tours that explore Melbourne's social history from a variety of perspectives.
Problem solve your way through the life of an Able Bodied Seaman. An ability to manage maths was essential to survival at sea.
Tertiary and Adult learning school groups
Visit one of our historic properties for a guided house tour and to learn more about local stories, families and how Melbourne used to be - great for adult learning and ESL groups.
Let one of our experienced guides teach your students more about this historic site and the inmates who once stayed here.
Students gained an insight into Melbourne's criminal past and what it would have been like to be a convicted criminal and the conditions that they faced. The court room drama gave students a real-life experience about what it would be like if that situation occurred.