Ipswich Historical Society

School Excursions with Tailored Activities

A museum is a mysterious place for a budding detective to investigate the past! How curious and imaginative are your students?

Our Education Coordinator is available to work with teachers to tailor a visit for students to enjoy and that aligns with their curriculum. Our volunteers man the chosen stations and interact with students on a 15 minute time frame.

Activities are hands on wherever possible and can be designed for specific group needs.


  • Olden days school room experience
  • Watch the Blacksmith at work
  • See and sit on old motorbikes
  • Wash clothes by hand and hang them on the line

Tour Details

New $150 to $650 rebate for Groups visiting Ipswich:
Ipswich City Council has launched a new rebate program, which provides a financial incentive for groups (tour companies, schools, Probus, corporate) of 10 or more paid participants visiting the heritage City of Ipswich. Click here to learn more.

Availability / Opening Hours:

By appointment on Thursdays (9am to 12:30pm) from April to October.

Tour Duration:

3.5 hours

Min/Max Group Size:

24 to 50

Pricing Information:

$5.00 per student

Prices valid to 31 October 2019.

Should teachers require activities for which we need to purchase resources – such as butter tasting – an extra $1.00 per student is required.

Click here to explore the range of activities available.

Special Conditions / Additional Information:

Sufficient supervising adults to accompany each group of six students.

Closed in shoes, hats, sunscreen, water, morning tea and a spare shirt if the clothes washing station is chosen.

All our volunteers hold working with Children Blue Cards.

Other Group Experiences Available:

Bookings and Information Contact:

Catherine McDonald
Phone: (07) 3282 0358
Email: [email protected]

Ipswich Historical Society