Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Do you have what it takes to be a pirate?


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.


Along the way, discover why the pirate women were just as wicked as the men and learn to talk the patter of a pirate. Learn about the ships they sailed on, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by.


The Museum of Tropical Queensland is the first venue in Queensland and only the third in Australia to host this travelling exhibition.



Adult $15
Concession (full time student / concession card holders) $11
Child (3-15 years; children must be accompanied by a paying adult aged over 18 years) $8.80
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children) $38

If one journey through Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition isn't going to be enough, purchase an annual pass for the cost of just two visits.

*Important notes:
Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition is included with General Admission.
Locals’ General Admission discounts still apply, to buy a locals’ ticket, show your ID at the museum front counter. 
General admission tickets can be used any day while the museum is open (9.30am to 5pm).


Pirates Up Late is a chance to explore the Museum after dark and experience a pirate playground for people 18+.


When: Friday 3 November, 5.30 - 8.30pm

Cost: $17 via Qtix or $20 at the door




Exhibition Producer Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Scholastic.


Horrible Histories® is a registered trademark of Scholastic Inc and is used under authorisation. All rights reserved. Based on the best selling books written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown. Illustration © Martin Brown.


Event Details

16 September 2017 09:30 AM - 04 February 2018 05:00 PM