Fun and Games for Little Mateys
A treasure trove of pirate-related activities for kids
Lookout me mateys! Is that a pirate ship docked at the museum’s wharf or is it James Cook's HMB Endeavour? This magnificent replica of James Cook’s Royal Navy ship is the perfect place for adventure and fantasy play for under 10s. Bring along some imagination and climb aboard and explore the galley below. See where pirates might sleep and cook and speculate about a pirate’s life during the period of great maritime adventure.
In this school excursion program, students swap their school subjects for lessons in how to become a fully-fledged pirate! Mathematics becomes counting treasure, English becomes speaking like a pirate and hearing pirate tales, PE becomes learning a pirate jig! Designed for Stages ES1, 1 & 2.
Explore our pirate craft ideas!
Make a pirate hat and eye patch
Don’t just talk like a pirate, look like a pirate too! To help you get in the swashbuckling spirit, here’s a pirate hat and eye patch pattern to download and make.
Make patch-eyed pirate prints
Instructions on how to make a pirate stencil to use on totes, bandanna's or even a flag.
Pirate greeting cards
A DIY greeting card with a swashbuckling pirate theme.
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