50 Ferrymead Park Dr,
Phone: (03) 384 6492
Stepping Back In Time 1900s
Experience life as an Edwardian child in our authentic township. Role play using the etiquette and behaviour of the 1900s. Experience how life in the past was different from today. (Maximum 75 students).
Choose FOUR of the following activities-
Arcadia Picture Theatre
See movies relevant to the era of your visit in an old-style, miniature picture theatre.
Find out about the wood fired brick oven and make a delicious biscuit.
School Years 1-2
Meet Mr or Miss Green, a very stern junior teacher and use equipment from the past. This activity involves role play.
School Year 3 +
Experience the discipline of school life 100 years ago with Miss or Mr Black in an authentic classroom setting. This activity involves role play.
Play with traditional toys of the Edwardian era.
Become a shop apprentice in Hill’s General Store. Wrap packages, weigh rice and make up a basket of goods. See merchandise of the past. This activity involves role play.
Roll up your sleeves and get involved with washing and other household chores of the past with Mrs Grey. This activity involves role play.
The following activities are also relevant to this era.
Gears and Levers
Investigate simple machines through working models and artefacts.
Musical Equipment Over Time
Investigate the technology of recorded music in the home.
Experience the excitement of picnic games of the past, from egg and spoon to washing races.
Post and Telegraph
Use communications equipment from the past
See how printing machinery has changed over time.
View early farm machinery and household items.