Re-imagining the Armidale Teachers’ College

Over the next year, the New England Conservatorium of Music and Friends of the Old Teachers’ College will work together to bring abandoned areas of the Armidale Teachers’ College back to life.

Our shared objectives are to maximise venue utilisation and community engagement, future-proof the Teachers’ College as a destination for students, teachers and visitors, and to increase connections with neighbouring cultural infrastructure.

Follow our journey on Instagram @armidale_teacherscollege

About the Armidale Teachers’ College

Built from 1928 to 1930, the heritage-listed Armidale Teachers’ College is an impressive building surrounded by formal gardens high on a hill overlooking the City of Armidale.

The College was built to train school teachers for country service, and played an important part in the establishment of the University of New England.

Much of the building’s heritage features remain intact, featuring local Australian timbers, terrazzo steps and parquetry floors with a commanding entrance foyer and staircase leading to the first-floor auditorium.

The building has social and cultural significance to many thousands of teaching, nursing, and other adult education students who graduated from the College, as well as the many academic and administrative staff who have worked there since 1929.