This program aims to provide students with an insight into the school lives of primary-aged children in the early 1800s and the daily lives of the masters and servants who lived and worked at Old Government House at this time.
Stage 1 only
Students will participate in a school lesson where they can experience and compare the difference of school in 1815 to their own school. During the house tour, students are encouraged to make comparisons between the similarities and differences of Old Government House and their own home. The tour is hands on and interactive, including colonial games.
THEME Present and Past Family Life
- COMPARE their own experiences of school and home with those of people living in early colonial Australia.
Number of Students – 45 max
Teachers 1 per 10 students FOC (Max 4) extra adults are charged at student rate
Duration – 90 minutes
Sessions – 10am – 11:30am & 12:30pm – 2pm
Cost – $10 per student
Bookings – (02) 9635 8149
Joint Bookings – with The Thief, The Farmer and The Surgeon at Experiment Farm Cottage, for a reduced cost of $18 for two programs.
Please note the Stage 2 & 3 version of this program is Ship to Shore
Education Booking Enquiry - Parramatta
Booking Enquiry form for Old Government House & Experiment Farm Cottage