School Excursion Program
The program has three components - a hands on session where students rotate through four workstations involving identification of corrosion products, conditions affecting rates of corrosion, desalination of an object and various methods of protection against corrosion. This session is accompanied by an AV presentation.
The second component comprises a tour of the museum galleries with focus on conserved objects such as the Sirius and Vernon anchors, and objects retrieved from the wreck of The Dunbar.
The final component is a school supervised tour of the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the submarine HMAS Onslow.
NSW Chemistry Stage 6
Option 9.6 - Shipwrecks Corrosion and Conservation
9.6.2, 9.6.4, 9.6.5, 9.6.6, 9.6.7
Students are involved in experiments and observations and are required to predict and record their results on their activity sheets.
As the tour proceeds, students are encouraged to ask questions and record their answers on the activity sheet.
Following a discussion about the metals used in the construction of the vessels and the methods of protection used, schools are encouraged to visit each vessel.
Students must be supervised at all times whilst on board.
Access to the submarine HMAS Onslow is included in the price of this program.
Fill in our online booking enquiry form
Before embarking on your excursion, please visit our School Excursions page and read all the information under "Plan your visit / Essential Safety and Supervision Information".
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777