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Wanneroo Regional Museum

Buckingham House education programs

Buckingham House education children playing

Bookings for 2023 are full.

Buckingham House education bookings for 2024 are now open. 

Year 2/3 - A day in the life of the Buckingham family*

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays // 9:15am to 12pm

Students participate in activities that replicate the chores, schooling and diet of the Buckingham family. Instructed by engaging volunteers, students cook damper in the kitchen, do a spot of sewing in the sitting room, attend a lesson in the Old Wanneroo School House, learn how to milk a cow and do some olden-day washing. 

Morning tea is supplied as well as old-fashioned games to continue the heritage theme during recess.

*Please note that this program may be modified depending on staff availability.

Curriculum links

Present and past family life

The history of a significant building in the local community and what it reveals about the past (ACHASSK044). 

One important example of change and continuity over time in the local community (ACHASSKO62) .

The impact of changing technology on people’s lives (ACHASSK046).


Pose questions about the familiar and unfamiliar (GC: Literacy; Critical and Creative Thinking).

Identify and reflect on current understanding of a topic (GC: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking).

Evaluating Participate in decision-making processes (GC: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking).

Program cost per session (one session= minimum of 20 students, maximum of 32 students)

  • 20-26 students: $135.00
  • 27-32 students: $165.00
  • Adults are free of charge.

We require students to be in four groups, each with an accompanying adult and teacher (five adults in total). Additional adult helpers are most welcome but please let us know in advance, as space is limited.

For information and bookings

Please click on the link below to make a booking request using our new system which features a live calendar of available dates, and one of our heritage team will be in touch within two business days.

Buckingham House booking request form

You can also call on 9405 5920, but please note that as the team facilitate programs we are not always available.

Access and inclusion at Wanneroo Museum and Heritage Houses

We are striving to be as inclusive as possible to ensure all students have an enriching experience at our sites. Please see the accommodations we currently offer. We also have some differentiated program options. We encourage you to contact us ahead of time to discuss class requirements.

Teacher resources

Click on the link below for resources:

Buckingham House education resources