Butlers & Blackboards – Grossmann House, Maitland

With different stories to tell, the Butlers and Blackboards program looks at changes in the community, education and family life and is discovery-based and student-focussed.

Stages 1 & 2 HSIE Curriculum

Grossmann House includes different histories that are closely linked to the development of the merchant class in regional NSW in the mid 1800s and to the growth of public education for girls in the early 20th century.

Students can

  • ANALYSE objects, images and documents to jointly construct the stories of the house.
  • MAKE connections between the house history and the history of Maitland.
  • OBSERVE change over time in the historic streetscape during a heritage walk.


Booking Information

Number of Students – 45 max
Duration – 90 minutes
Cost – $6 per student
Bookings – (02) 4933 6452

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71-73 Church Street
Maitland 2320 NSW


Usual Hours: 10am - 3pm. 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and at other times by appointment for groups


January 1st 2018 to February 10th 2018

(02) 4933 6452
Entry Fees:

Adult $8, Concession $6, Family $20
Trust Members - Free
Group tours:
Tour only $6/person
Tour and Morning or Afternoon Tea, $15 per person
Tour plus lunch $20 per person

What we offer: