School BookingsPlease contact Museum Curator, Jason Richardson at Jason.Richardson@griffith.nsw.gov.au to book an excursion for your school.
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Griffith and the Spanish Influenza pandemic
Previous Museum Curator, Bonnie Owen, talks about the history of the Spanish Influenza and Nurse Jenkins' gold watch..
REGULAR SCHOOL EXCURSION ACTIVITIES
GUIDED TOUR TRAIN RIDE
Both students and carers will love a spin around the Museum in our very own Pioneer Park Museum train. Train ride takes about 15 minutes, and can include a guided tour for older school students, by Museum personnel.
Students will learn how children their age played before the era of computers, iPads, and television. Old-fashioned games include sack races, egg-and-spoon races, quoits, tug of war, three-legged-race, skipping, hoop-and-sticks.
A guided tour by the Museum’s curator and/or volunteers to teach students about the different aspects of Griffith’s history. History talks will be tailored to suit students’ age, year group, and recent studies
OLD-FASHIONED SCHOOL LESSON
Students step back in time in Pioneer Park Museum's Wumbulgal School House, where they engage in a school lesson just like the old days! Students experience the differences between school today, and education in the past.
ADDITIONAL SCHOOL EXCURSION ACTIVITIES
SCONES IN FAIRVIEW (ADDITIONAL COST)
Students experience cooking and domestic life of the early 1900s, and learn about the Hill Family of Fairview.
Students learn simple bush dances, and experience how communities celebrated in the early 1900s
Completed at leisure. Clues are hidden in the scavenger hunt sheet to find items among the buildings.
For schools considering a more accessible alternative to school excursions to the Museum, Pioneer Park Museum offers an in-school program, the Travelling Museum. The program involves the Museum’s Curator bringing items from the Museum for children to look at and touch, supported by an interactive presentation and activity program relevant to the syllabus teachings of the particular age-group. For more information on the Travelling Museum please contact the Museum Curator, Jason Richardson at Jason.Richardson@griffith.nsw.gov.au