Pirates Up Late

Explore the Museum after hours and discover a pirate playground for people 18+.


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Adult (18+ only)

Presale: $17 per person online via Qtix (closes 1pm Friday 3 November)

At the door: $20 per person

Cash bar at the event.

Ticket price includes light finger food served from 5.30pm to 8pm in the Great Gallery.

 

This is only the second time the Museum has opened late just for adults (no kids!).

 

Grab a drink and experience live music, special talks and demonstrations, plus you’ll have exclusive access to our latest travelling exhibitions, Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition and Lustre: Pearling & Australia kid-free!

 

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Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition

Get hands-on with pirate history at this Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories series and developed in association with Scholastic UK. Take command of a pirate ship, design and project your own pirate flag, discover the best loot to steal and splat rats in the quayside tavern.

 

Lustre: Pearling & Australia

From a 2,000-year-old natural pearl found in a Kimberley rock shelter to modern lustrous pearl jewellery, this exhibition traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

 

PLUS

  • Grab a drink and…
  • Bust some pirate myths with maritime archaeologist Dr Maddy Fowler
  • Meet our Conservator and Collection Manager and see how shipwreck objects are restored
  • Learn about the development of super oysters to produce perfect pearls
  • Find out what qualities make a pearl valuable and how pearls are graded
  • Take a guided tour and discover the story of the ill-fated HMS Pandora, the ship sent to capture the Bounty mutineers
  • Chill out to acoustic tunes by Colby Wilson
  • Snap a selfie with our pirate props
  • Fold your own origami parrot
  • Win a free eye patch by completing the Treasure Map Trail.

 

When: Friday 3 November, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Museum of Tropical Queensland (all galleries will be open)

  

BOOK NOW

Adult (18+ only)

Presale: $17 per person online via Qtix

At the door: $20 per person

Cash bar at the event.

Ticket price includes light finger food served from 5.30pm to 8pm in the Great Gallery.

 

Event information

  • 18+ event, ID may be requested on entry
  • Tickets are valid for the event date only
  • Alcoholic drinks available for purchase
  • Museum café will be open for coffee and light meals