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Then and Now: Upstairs Downstairs, coming to Geelong in 2024!

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The historic Barwon Grange, on the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong, is ready to welcome in students for a day of historical fun and discovery.
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National Trust Costume Collection Education Programs

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“The Trust is custodian of a nationally significant collection of fashion and dress. It offers opportunities for research and is a useful educative tool – providing insight into consumption, emigration, social change and the aesthetic and technical value of clothing production distribution and design.” – Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna, Senior Curator and
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Archaeology: Beyond the Written Record

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The history of the Australian people extends to at least 65,000 years ago; of this long and diverse history, only 0.4% is recorded in written records. Archaeology – the excavation, analysis and interpretation of material culture from the past – therefore plays an integral role in understanding our national story.
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McCrae Education Program

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Discover a unique experience at the McCrae Homestead by exploring the parallel experiences of the McCrae family and the Bunurong community in the 1840s. Accessed through Georgiana McCrae’s personal diaries, her son George McCrae’s diary accounts, family letters, sketches and paintings, the program shares what is anecdotally considered a mutually
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Learn about the family who built the McCrae Homestead

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“The kitchen is finished. It is made of posts stuck upright in the ground; it is plastered with mud.” Letter from Alexander McCrae to Georgiana, his mother, May 1845
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Respect Me

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Over 70 per cent of teenagers have received ‘sexts’ or sexual images on their phones of friends, associates or unknown people. Young women are mostly the targeted victims and sexting has a long term and harmful impact. Schools and parents struggle with how to educate young people about the issue and to keep up with
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Then and Now: The Past in Your Class

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Students will take part in a 50 minute program in their own classroom that explores what school was like for Melbourne students during the 1880s.
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The Old City Watch House

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Students actively explore this confronting place and its people from a number of different perspectives through role-play, multi-media interpretation and self-exploration.
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Rippon Lea Education Programs

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This program examines the past through family history, childrenís life, schooling and domestic work. It includes toys, games, sports, period clothes and exploration activities.
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Heritage at your Touch

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Take your students on a virtual tour of a real colonial house and meet the people who lived there and examine their things!
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Former Magistrate’s Court Education Programs

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This significant heritage building offers students an engaging and revealing insight into past and contemporary legal process.
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Endeavour Fern Gully

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Follow the trail around Victoria's original rain forest with a guided tour of the ecosystems and environments within the Gully by botanic experts. To learn about the walking trail complete with QR guided markers visit http://www.endeavourferngully.org.au/
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Como House Education Programs

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Como House is an important Melbourne icon and a wonderful introduction to the past lives of a Melbourne family in the 1890s.
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