Group Tours and Education

Group tours are available for all age groups, from school-aged children right through to senior citizens. Tours are held during from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and are tailored to the interests of the group.

Type of Tour Price Group Size Duration
Recreation  $6 per person Min. 20 – Max. 40 Minimum 90 minutes
Education  $4 per student Min. 20 – Max. 75 Minimum Two Hours

Teachers and carers are free. There must be a ratio of one teacher for every five primary school students and one teacher for every ten secondary school students.

Up to 75 students can be given a tour per day in groups of no more than 15 students. If your school has class sizes of more than 75 students, two tours can be held over two days.

Any amendments, including changes to participant numbers, must be made by email 14 days prior to the tour date.

Please note that the minimum number of guests payable is 20. Groups smaller than 20 can still book a group tour, but the minimum cost will be for 20 people regardless of numbers.

Cancellation Policy

Notice for cancellations are a minimum of five business days. Cancellations made less than five days before the tour start time will be charged the full fee.

On days of a Total Fire Ban, the Schwerkolt Cottage and Museum Complex will be closed. Any group tours that are cancelled due to a Total Fire Ban Day will be rescheduled at a time convenient to the client.

Education Programs

Schwerkolt Cottage provides an education program aimed at primary school-aged children and secondary school specialist groups such as students studying history or languages.

The programs introduce students to local history with either a “travel back in time” or “meet the Schwerkolt family” theme.

The tour includes the cottage and museum complex as well as optional activities such as old-fashioned games, a tour of the outbuildings and a walk to Yarran Dheran creeklands.

Resources for Teachers

For more information about the education programs and activities available, contact the Heritage Programs Officer at julie.jones@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or on 9262 6478.

Group Tour Booking Enquiry

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