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 stations and interact with students.

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 Thursdays (other days possible by negotiation with the Education Coordinator) 9am/9.30am start, from April to October.

Tour Duration:

3.5 hours

Min/Max Group Size:


Pricing Information:

$5.00 per student

Prices valid to 31 October 2020.

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 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:

Leone Mackay
Phone: (07) 3282 0358
Email: [email protected]

Ipswich Historical Society