Pirates Holiday Program

Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition
9.30am to 5pm daily, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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, try out different weapons from cutlasses to cannons, find your fate on the wheel of misfortune, discover the best loot to steal and splat rats in the quayside tavern. Pick up a copy of the Horrible Histories Pirates trail and find all six of the paper presses to perfect your pirate picture.

Freebooter Friday
Friday 5, 12 & 19 January 2018
Dress up days for children and adults

Come dressed in your favourite pirate costume and take advantage of FREE face-painting from 10am to 12noon to complete your pirate look. 

Pirate Storytime
10am – 10.45am, Monday to Friday only / Monday 11 to Friday 15 December 2017 and Monday 8 to Friday 19 January
No bookings required – first in, best dressed
Included with general admission (activity held in the Annexe)
Available to all visitors EXCLUDING vacation care groups

Pirate Storytime is a fun, discovery-based activity for children aged between three and eight years. Children will discover ‘pirate’ artefacts, listen to a pirate story and play a pirate word game. (30 children per activity)

Treasure Map Trail

A new trail developed specially for the Christmas school holidays
Included with general admission
Hand in your completed trail at the front counter or Knowledge Trolley and receive a pirate eye-patch (while stocks last)

NOTE: Vacation Care groups still receive free entry as long as they make a booking beforehand. They are able to do all activities EXCLUDING any led activities (eg Pirate Storytime).


Event Details

09 December 2017 09:30 AM - 21 January 2018 05:00 PM

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