Ayers House Museum

For schools

For schools



Ayers House is a unique learning environment for students of all ages.  It preserves a significant legacy of Australia’s colonial history, including the grand public spaces like the State Dining Room and the working areas where servants toiled to support the household.

Ayers House Museum offers two 90 minute programs for school groups which focus on different aspects of the lives of young people in the Victorian era. Daring and Dancing has been developed to support the teaching of the Year 5 Australian Curriculum: History and Spit and Polish has been developed to support the teaching of the Year 2 Australian Curriculum: History. The programs may be modified to suit other year levels. They are highly suitable for students studying the colonial period. Bookings are required.

School Program Price:  $7.00 per student (with 1 teacher per 10 students free of charge)

Bookings and enquiries: Call (08) 8223 1234 or email learning@nullnationaltrustsa.org.au.

Tours of the Old Adelaide Treasury are also available and can be combined with a visit to Ayers House to create a half day excursion at $12 per student.

Teachers can combine a visit to Ayers House and/or the old Treasury with a self guided tour.

Get started with the Adelaide City Explorer website  or visit the App Store.

The National Trust or South Australia also offers school programs at various other heritage sites. You can view the learning brochure here.