Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a school/group booking (excursion or camp)?
How do I plan my excursion or camp program?
Review our Learning at Sovereign Hill learning program booklet or this website and email a completed enquiry form to firstname.lastname@example.org the information you provide will be used to design an on-site program based on availability and preferences.
Do you have accommodation for camps?
You can stay at the Sovereign Hill Hotel. We have six accommodation buildings at Sovereign Hill sleeping up to 250 visitors overnight, with catering by Peter Rowland Group (PRG).
Can my school visit the outdoor museum on a Monday?
Schools camps and excursions are welcome from noon on a Monday to undertake education programs, explore the diggings, shop in the Main Street, view demonstrations and undertake self-guided daily life on the goldfields tour, information is included on our Monday Map.
Can I visit to undertake a risk assessment prior to camp?
School camp coordinators are welcome to attend on-site to undertake a risk assessment prior to their camp dates. This is coordinated through your Schools Booking Officer.
How do I book to do the 2-day Costumed School Program?
Requests to attend this program opens on the first day of term 1 each year. Schools must be on the Sovereign Hill Schools mailing list to receive the email to register. To join the mailing list email email@example.com with the following information:
- School name and address
- School email address and phone number
- School contact person: name and email address
If you require further information, contact the Sovereign Hill School on (03) 5337 1143
How do I find out about special events for schools?
Schools can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to be informed about upcoming special event programs such as International Women’s Day, Book Week or Christmas in the Colonies, these programs change annually.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Are you an accredited campsite?
Do you have safety protocols in place when schools are on-site?
We are committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for all children. Documentation that will assist you in keeping your students and staff safe on-site include:
- Child Safe Policy
- Code of Conduct
- Emergency Procedures
- Code Red Letter
- Sovereign Hill Safety Information
View our procedures on our Safe at Sovereign Hill page.
Can we pre-order food when we visit for camps and excursion?
On-site catering is provided by Peter Rowland (PRG). Our Standard catering package can have additional items included or you can just order lunch. Our Bookings Team will build your meals times around your museum experiences (Eg. Costumed School, Ed Sessions, Tours & Aura). Lunches can be take-away or sit down. If you pre-order meals we will send you an online link for you to input your dietary requirements prior to you visit.
Can students buy food when we visit for camps and excursion?
You can purchase food from the New York Bakery, café and Main Street shops.
Can we come dressed in costumes to the outdoor museum?
Visiting school groups are not able to wear their own costumes to the museum because costume is an important part of our role and how we interpret the goldrushes. We research it thoroughly and wear it under strict guidelines. Our visitors need to know that the costumed people they meet are staff or volunteers who can help and inform them during their visit. They are trained on how to respond in an emergency, and it is essential that visitors are able to quickly and clearly identify staff whom can help them in an emergency.