Childrens Activity

Cabinet of Curiosities

Interactive Discovery

Kids examining a crocodile specimen

Hands-on discovery.

  • YES, YOU CAN  TOUCH THAT

    Touch and feel wonderful and curious artefacts in this delightful discovery device, located in the galleries.

    Available every Sunday during Term 3.

    Sundays in Term 3 - Epic Explorers 

    Explore wonderful and curious artefacts related to contemporary and historic maritime explorers at our touch trolley, located in our galleries.

    Spring School Holidays - Creature Feature

    Touch and explore curious and wonderful objects from our education collection, from a replica saltwater crocodile skull to ancient shark teeth, paperbark, sea creature specimens and more.


    Satisfy Your Curiosity

    The Cabinet of Curiosities is open regularly. Come and explore it for yourself. 

    Term 3 Opening Hours:

    Sundays: 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm 

    School Holiday Opening Hours:

    30 September - 14 October: 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm

    FREE with entry

    Ticket information

    FREE with entry. No bookings required. See our Admissions page for prices and to book your museum tickets. 

    Our Plan Your Visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.


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    Become a Maritime Museum Member and receive FREE or discounted entry to all our events and exhibitions, as well as many other benefits.


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