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Education Program

The Centre promotes its exhibitions and artefacts to primary school teachers as a 'hands on' learning option linked to the National History Curriculum.

PROGRAMSStudents can participate in 3 activities:

1) Experience what it was like to be a student at a small rural school between the two world wars.

2) Active learning encounter within a local community environment from the past


investigate our 'Stones that Speak' exhibition – a wonderful collection of Aboriginal artefacts from the nearby region. The stone tools provide an insight into the life & skills of Canberra's original inhabitants.

3) Become a history sleuth and trawl through our latest exhibition 'Tale of Two Villages' – telling the story of the transition from Ginninderra to Hall.

  • Students move through each activity in small groups.
  • Maximum number 60 students.
  • Each activity has links to the National History Curriculum. A synopsis of that Curriculum can be found here

LOCATIONThe Centre operates from the old Hall Primary School campus, located in the village of Hall which is 15km north of Canberra's city centre, just off the Barton Highway.

  • Palmer Street entrance has free parking

FACILITIESLarge playground area, with toilets and seating for students. Tea & coffee facilities for teachers. Shaded recess & lunch areas available.

  • Optional self-guided walk around the village to see an unusual mix of dwellings and sites depicting early village life (free map for teachers)

BOOKINGSSend an email to:

  • Please identify your school, year level (Yrs 2-5) and class sizes
  • Include a return mail contact
  • Nominate a preferred time period

COSTS$2 per student

  • Bank transfer to our account

The Centre is open on the first Sunday of each month (10am – 4pm). Teachers can visit the campus to assess the resources on offer and speak with volunteers about the programs available.