With its exceptional natural beauty, original historic buildings and a poignant history, the historical Quarantine Station offers a unique and diverse range of stimulating, interactive education programs for primary, secondary and tertiary students.

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Our programs combine engaging learning experiences in a beautiful and authentic historical context with activities designed  to develop critical, creative and reflective thinking, while highlighting themes of continuity and change across a range of subjects and disciplines. Interaction with our passionate education guides on this exceptional 30 hectare heritage site, with its 65 original buildings, intriguing stories, primary sources and artefacts from the Quarantine Station’s collection, provides opportunities for exploration and investigation into Australia’s history, encourages reflection on where we’ve come from, who we are today and to consider our aspirations for the future.

All our programs link to the Australian and NSW Curricula in key areas of History, Geography, Science, English, and PDHPE.

Each program includes a comprehensive Teacher's Resource Kit with:

  • Suggested pre and post visit activities
  • Explicit Outcomes and links to Key Learning Areas
  • Outline of the experience components
  • Overview of the history of the Quarantine Station
  • A bibliography and a list of suggested resources
  • Primary source material booklet and worksheets

Education programs may be extended to full day & can be customised to meet specific learning goals & interests.


School Holiday Programs are also available for Vacation Care Centres