Reading in Families then and Now school program

How has family life changed over time? How have changes in technology shaped our daily lives? This program examines family life through photographs, artefacts and stories of the Maynard family who lived in the Caretaker’s apartment at Old Treasury from 1916 to 1928.



The program includes activities and games of the period. Students will each receive a paper doll to cut out at home. This was a popular children's toy.


Please note: Maximum 30 students in this program.

Level 2
History: Personal and Community Histories

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If you are only enquiring as to whether a booking is available, please phone the Old Treasury Building on (03) 9651 2233.

Postal address, ie: 20 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000
Main contact for this booking
earliest 8:30am, latest 3:30pm
Minimum cost 10 students, Maximum 60 for Primary, 50 for Secondary
Eg, sight impaired, wheelchair access, etc
If same as teacher contact, please leave empty

Tour Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Bookings must be made at least one week in advance. Upon submitting this booking request form you will receive an automated email with details of your request. We will contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

If the number of students attending changes, the Bookings Officer must be informed in writing on two days prior to the date of the excursion.

Non-attendance at a booked program will incur the total fee of the amount payable for the excursion.

Schools must be accompanied by at teacher/chaperone at all times. We request minimum/maximum 1-2 adult per 15 primary students, 1-2 adult per 12 secondary students, and 1 adult per special needs student.

Schools will only be permitted into the building during their allocated tour time.

We regret that changes to tax invoices cannot be made and refunds will not be paid.