Exploring Heritage: National Trust SA Joins Children’s University as a Learning Destination

Children’s University is delighted to welcome National Trust South Australia as our newest Learning Destination partner in 2024.

The National Trust of South Australia preserve, manage, maintain and promote some of South Australia’s most historic sites, nature reserves, museums, folk history, collections, icons and heritage. And they do it all as a community-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation. Thanks to the National Trust, current and future generations will be able to explore their past, immerse themselves in the present and imagine their future heritage.

There are over 60 museums and folk history collections under the National Trust SA. You can learn about people and places from Australia’s past, discover gardens or get closer to some of our most unique plants and animals in one of their 23 heritage nature reserves.

Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum is one of many National Trust SA properties that offer events which are open to the public. Relive your favourite Seuss tales during their 4-day Dr Seuss is on the Loose event 18-21 July or experience Edgar’s Emporium c1910 from 16-19 May 2024. With twelve rooms, four display pavilions, a blacksmith, police cell, and laundry, the Museum has a whole lot to see like so many other National Trust properties. All you have to do is find them!

To find National Trust SA properties and heritage nature reserves, go to their website, by clicking here.

The following National Trust SA places already have activities for Children’s University members! And we will continue to add more throughout the year.

For activity details, log into the CU portal and search under one of the names below.  Please note that each destination will have details on how to receive a stamp in your Passport to Learning. Not all National Trust places have staff available. If there isn’t a staff member available to stamp your Passport, please take it to your Children’s University Coordinator.

    • Hope Cottage Museum
    • Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum
    • The Farm Shed Museum
    • Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum
    • Port Pirie Railway Museum
    • Overland Corner Hotel
    • Olivewood Historic Homestead
    • Moonta Mines Museum
    • Moonta Mines Tourist Railway
    • Moonta Miners Cottage and Heritage Garden
    • Mount Laura Homestead Museum
    • Martindale Hall
    • Clare Museum


Scavenger Hunt

From 2024, CU members will also be able to download the National Trust SA Scavenger Hunt. Take it along to any property of your choosing and see if you can complete all the challenges!

Don’t forget to take the completed Scavenger Hunt to your Children’s University coordinator to receive a 60-minute stamp in your Passport to Learning.

We thank the National Trust SA for their part in supporting South Australian communities and families by enhancing the lives of their children.

To find out how and where to visit the National Trust SA properties and heritage reserves, go to their website, by viewing the link here.