Educational Activities

Educational Activities

View the activities that the Ration Shed has to offer and discover what a day at the Ration Shed can give your kids. View now

Join the growing number of participating schools

Join the growing number of participating schools

See how other schools have brought the Australian curriculum alive by visiting the Ration Shed Museum. View now

Book your School tour with us today

Book your School tour with us today

Booking is easy and help is available with catering. Find out how. View now


At the Ration Shed, we want visitors to experience what life was like for our people living under the Aboriginal Protection Act during much of the 20th century, and to share the many wonderful aspects of traditional Aboriginal culture and contemporary Cherbourg life. We want students to really understand the rich and varied history of this settlement and the people who live here.

We’ve developed some exciting interactive resources for all interests – including books, worksheets, videos, art objects, online photographic and oral history collections, onsite displays and exhibitions, guided tours and art workshops. Many of these have been developed specifically for use by schools as part of curriculum-based Indigenous studies.

These have been designed to be enjoyable, fun, informative and educational.

We welcome school groups, university students and general visitors to the Ration Shed. If you can’t make it out to Cherbourg to see us, then go to and where you can join our community and access these resources.

Accommodation and other interests

For reasonable accommodation and another point of interest, we suggest you visit the Barambah Educational Centre. The Centre is 40 minutes from the Ration Shed Museum.

The Barambah Environmental Education Centre is an Education Queensland residential camp facility situated in Wratten’s National Park 50 km west of Gympie and 48 km east of Murgon. Students visiting the centre have access to a range of forest areas that are rich in human history and natural diversity.  The Centre is situated on a traditional Aboriginal pathway, and the local environment and Centre facilities provide visiting students with unique opportunities to study first-hand cultural perspectives, diverse environments, human impact on the environment and sustainable living technologies and practices.  For further information please phone 0741 688 190 or email

Recent Education News

Educational training sessions for staff

The Ration Shed museum is organising for a busy year. We’ve just produced some Educational Work booklets for schools which are linked to the school curriculum. (see our Educational resources for more information about the booklets). We are training our staff and tour guides how to use the book   → View item

Minister for Education visits us!

John-Paul Langbroek, Minister for Education, Training and Employment visited us last week at the Ration Shed Museum. We presented him with copies of our recently produced Educational Work booklets that we have just completed. See our website online shop for more information about the work booklets.   → View item

Ration Shed trials its new Educational Work Booklets

On Thursday the 15th of August 85 primary school students from Talara College jumped off a bus and visited the Ration Shed for 2.5 hours. Clutched in their hands was the recently developed Educational Work booklets that relate to Cherbourg’s history. These booklets have been developed by the R   → View item

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