Step back in time at the Silverton Gaol and Historical Museum.
Schooling in Silverton first began in a tent in 1884 and it wasn't until 1889 when the School building was completed the teachers were able to hold classes indoors. The building you see today is the very same that was finished in 1889.
The First Teacher to occupy the building was Mr Joseph Watts with his teaching assistant Miss Mary Cameron (Dame Mary Gilmore).
After 90 years of education the Silverton school closed its doors in 1970.
The museum houses many articles that were used in educating the children, such as Readers, maps, and original school work by the ex- students, as well as articles used by the families of the school era. The school room contains some of the history of the school and other schools that existed in the area in the boom times.Visit Website