Focused educational tours, tailored to the needs of your students are available at a time to suit your group. Study areas include: Art and Art History, Social History, Technology, and Tourism.
For Primary School
EXPLORE, ENQUIRE, ENGAGE! are primary-aged school programmes offered by Olveston Historic Home allowing students to experience hands-on and interactive learning in an authentic context.
Programme options are designed to suit all styles and stages of learning.
‘Olveston’ is a historically preserved home, which allows endless opportunities for interactive learning and bringing the past to life. On arrival all students will take part in a ‘Highlights’ tour of Olveston Historic Home. Classroom teachers will be given the opportunity to select an education programme that supports the students’ understanding of the key elements within Olveston. All students taking part in LEOTC programmes will be transformed into ‘Edwardian children’ by wearing authentic costuming for the duration of their visit to the house.
Click the links to download a copy of:
- Programme for teachers (PDF 2.54 MB)
- Education Programmes Risk Management Support Safety Action Plan (PDF 318 KB)
For Schools and Tertiary Institutions pre-booked group visits are available at special rates.
For PRIMARY students only, Olveston offers a 1 1/2 hour education programme focusing on topics such as:
- Innovative Appliances
- Edwardian Entertainment
- Built to Last - Design and Construction of an Iconic Home
To learn more about our Education programme contact our Education Co-ordinator: telephone (03) 477 3320 or email. Some financial assistance is available to primary schools to allow students to participate in our primary age programs for free.
Olveston can also adapt out 1-hour guided tour to the special focus of the school or tertiary group.
Rates for 1-hour guided tours of the house for school groups:
- PRIMARY STUDENT: $10.50
- SECONDARY STUDENT: $12.00
- TERTIARY STUDENT: $15.00
One adult free of charge with every 15 students. Extra adult at $19.00.