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HOUSE CLOSURES

EASTER OPENING HOURS – 30 MARCH TO 2 APRIL

The House and the William Robinson Gallery will be closed on Good Friday, and will be open 10am – 4pm on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

HOUSE CLOSURE – 3 & 4 APRIL

The House and the William Robinson Gallery will be closed to visitors on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April in preparation for an Official Event.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Education program

The education program for Old Government House is designed to enhance classroom learning by integrating curriculum requirements with a visit to Old Government House.

The program provides free and accessible on-line pre-visit and post-visit teaching materials that are syllabus-aligned teaching resources.

To gain the most from your visit, teachers are encouraged to prepare students before they arrive by accessing our education module for year 7 primary students in Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE).

Old Government House was the home and office of the first 11 Governors of Queensland. It was the site of many important decisions that shaped the State of Queensland. It was also a microcosm of society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Using these elements, the teaching module is designed to be both educational and enjoyable. The module invites young people to share in the Old Government House story. It stimulates initiative and encourages creativity and cooperation.

Most importantly, the module is designed to promote interest and excitement in the study of Australian history.