CAMDEN MUSEUM  Education Program

A visit to the Camden Museum can be a useful component of your school's History Program covering several key learning areas.
The Museum can demonstrate elements of the Environment, Aboriginal Experience and Gender Equity Perspectives by showing gender roles in the past.

Special features of the Museum include:
  • Aboriginal artefacts and photos. Who were the original owners of the land?
  • Information on the Cowpastures exploration and development.
  • Photos and displays on the Macarthur Family and it's role in the development of the area.
  • Displays on early agricultural industries including wool, wine, wheat and dairying.
  • Photos and information on the Nepean River and it's flooding patterns. How was the development of the town influenced by the river?
  • Displays of women's history. What tasks were expected of women in the early households?
  • Examples of craft and model making.
  • Research facilities, by prior arrangement.
  • A significant map and photo collection.
After completing a visit to the Camden Museum students should have developed:

Know how the Camden area has developed from Aboriginal times through early white settlement until the present.

Be able to see primary source material in a study of the history of the Camden community.

An empathy with the Aboriginal first owners and early pioneers of the district.

Visits to the Camden Museum are organised by volunteers from the Camden Historical Society. We prefer group visits to be made on a Thursday or Friday and ask that classes be accompanied by two teachers and/or accompanying adults. The Museum can be opened at other times by arrangement.

Because the Museum is small and has two levels, the class needs to be divided into two groups to see both upstairs and downstairs comfortably.

Class teachers are expected to assist with the visit. Students should have some worksheet or drawing task to complete during the visit.

Teachers and accompanying adults are admitted free of charge. A donation of $1 per student is requested to assist in the maintenance and development of the Museum.

Contact Camden Historical Society for bookings or more information.