Secondary Schools

Due to coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, our specialised tours for secondary school groups are suspended until further notice.


Free, specialised tours of historic Urrbrae House for groups of secondary school students can be made by appointment only during school terms.  Please allow at least 75-90 minutes for a visit to Urrbrae House.

Aspects that can be covered in a tour, tailored for your group of up to 35 students include:

  • The life of the Waite family from the 1860s through to 1922
  • The physical and cultural heritage of the house, and the Waite campus of the University of Adelaide
  • South Australian social history in the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras

Tours may be of particular interest for those undertaking subjects such as Humanities and Social Sciences, History, Creative Writing, and Art and Design.  All of our guides have Working With Children Checks.

Please email Lynette Zeitz, Manager and historian, for more information lynette.zeitz@adelaide.edu.au.