A new exhibition is coming soon...
Journey back to old school days at Old Treasury Building this March
Be transported back in time to the classrooms of the late 1800s to today in a new exhibition opening at Old Treasury Building in March. The School Days: Education in Victoria Exhibition will feature classroom stories, school photographs, old text books, and memorabilia straight from the vaults of the state archives.
Through a range of nostalgic displays be reminded of the days when milk was delivered to every child and being caned was all part of a normal education. What were 'ragged schools’ of the 1860s, and how did the state approach Aboriginal schooling, migrant education and playground design?
See how Victorian education has changed since 1872, when Victoria became the first state to establish a public school system based on the principles of free, secular and compulsory education.
Opening 2 March until August 2015.