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FAQ

What do I do about accommodation?
Accommodation is available at Sovereign Hill and also off-site. Please refer to the Sovereign Hill Hotel homepage for more information about on-site accommodation.

How do I book my school into the costumed schools program?
Contact the Sovereign Hill School directly by phone on (03) 5337 1143 or by email at sovereign.hill.sch@edumail.vic. gov.au

What will the two day program cost?
All the costs are clearly laid out in the Costs page under General Information.

What age level is the program suitable for?
It is ideal for students in Year 5. It fits beautifully with AusVELS at this level. A special single-day program is available for Year 2 students in Red Hill National School for a maximum of 25 children.

What time does the school program operate?
The program starts at 9 am and finishes at 3 pm. Lunch is between 12 and 1 pm.

Do the students need spending money?
The amount of spending money is at the discretion of the visiting schools. We prefer the students to bring spending money for Day 2 of the program.

Should the students bring water bottles?
Plastic does not exist in our world of the 1850s, so we do not allow the students to use them. There are plenty of drinking taps available at all the schools and around Sovereign Hill.

What are the dress requirements?
The dress requirements are available for students and teachers on the Costume page under General Information.

How many adults can dress in costume?
We allow three adults from each school to dress in costume.