A day in the life of a child in the 19th Century

In this joint program between the Migration Museum and Ayers House, students will explore daily life for children in the 19th Century. Explore connections between the past and the present, family life, home life and memories.

Migration Museum: explore school life, games, chores.

Ayers House: explore home life, comparing the life of a child of a servant or the child of person who owned the house.


This program addresses Australian Curriculum outcomes:

  • Personal and Family Histories
  • Present and past family Life
  • The past in the present

Migration Museum

Term 1-4

Offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Level: F, 1, 2, 3, 4
Area: HASS - History

Type: Special Program
Cost: $8 for Ayers House
Participants: 30 maximum
Duration: 90 minutes per site

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit please contact the Migration Museum.

Please note that all bookings must be made by phone.


60 min program:
$5.00 per student/$2.50 equity

90 min program:
$7.00 per student/$3.00 equity

120 min program:
$9.00 per student/$4.00 equity

Organising your visit

For more information and to discuss your student learning needs please contact the Education Manager at the Migration Museum.


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