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'Games Children Played' at Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum

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by Annette Vandersluis (subscribe)
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Frock coats and yesteryear, the toys of yesterday
If you are looking for a great activity to do with the kids which does not include screen time, then come along to Games Children Played at the Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum, 3 Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully on Sunday 17 April 2016 from 1 pm to 4 pm. This great afternoon of fun will give you an opportunity to show the kids all about the toys children had way back when and you may even get to revisit some of the toys you had as a child.

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The Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum is a collection of 13 rooms, 3 pavilions, a blacksmith shed and wash house; all of which you can explore. Games Children Played will bring to today toys, games and puzzles just waiting to once again be played with and enjoyed by the young and young at heart, all set in a beautiful garden giving you the opportunity to wander, explore and be entertained.

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There will be over 20 activities to try such as throwing a quoit, horseshoe or maybe see how far you can walk on stilts or go on the gator board. There will be telephone tins, giant puzzles and more; all with no electricity or batteries needed.

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Devonshire Tea will be available and the gift shop is a delight to see, taking you back to your childhood.

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The Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum is located in the Highercombe Hotel, a prominent landmark in the historical township of Tea Tree Gully. The Hotel was originally open in 1854 and has been used as a hotel, a community meeting room, and as a residence for postal officers, teachers and a family home.

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The Museum is open on the third Sunday of each month from 1pm to 4 pm. Cost is adults $5, concession $4, children under 16 are free and Devonshire tea is $5. Group and school tours can be arranged by contacting the organiser. If you are looking for somewhere special to hold a meeting or event including weddings, this can also be arranged.

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The Museum is easy to find either by car or bus. Check the Museum's website for more information.
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Why? Experience the toys of yesteryear
When: Sunday 17 April 2016 1 pm to 4 pm
Phone: (08) 8264 0309
Where: Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum, 3 Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully
Cost: $5 adult, $4 concession, children under 16 free
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