Westgarthtown's curriculum & excursion program



Zeibell's Farmhouse and barn


Ziebell’s Farmhouse Museum and Heritage Garden at Westgarthtown is located in modern day Thomastown. Its heritage buildings, original gardens and pioneer reserve provide an ideal venue for children to learn about early rural life on the outskirts of Melbourne. Our schools program has been developed to provide curriculum support for visiting schools based on the Victorian Curriculum.


About the program






Inquiry units for primary teachers

Teachers can freely download our curriculum resources based on the Victorian Curriculum. Primary school inquiry units are available for Levels 1 through to 6, touching all areas of the humanities. Special focus is given to History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship. These units are a rich resource of activities and worksheets ready for classroom use.


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Zeibell's Farmhouse stairs









Zeibell's Farmhouse garden path and house


Education focussed tour guides

Excursions to Westgarthtown centre around Ziebell's Farmhouse. Tours cover the heritage garden, historic farmhouse museum and associated outbuildings. Students are able to explore the function of rooms, discover fascinating objects from our museum collection and learn about the journey made by the Ziebell family from Hamburg.


Tour info & bookings







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This website has been made possible through the City of Whittlesea's cultural heritage grants program.