Children at play

St John's Schoolhouse Museum

Visit St John's Schoolhouse, Canberra's first school and school master's residence. It opened in 1845, to provide an elementary education for children from the Campbell estate of Duntroon and surrounding farms. See many family names in the Church graveyard.

Visit the Schoolhouse to imagine the different scene of rural Canberra, before it became the Federal Capital. Sit at an old desk, write on a slate, or play old -fashioned games. See the fascinating early photographs of the Limestone Plains.

School and other tours welcome by arrangement, for a small fee per head.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Weekends and public holidays: 2pm -4pm; Wednesdays: 10am-12 noon; School excursions or tours welcome by arrangement on other days - bookings essential. During ACT Heritage Festival OPEN DAILY 2-4pm.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

FEATURES

  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Public Toilet