Horrible Histories Pirates scull and cross bones

Get hands-on with pirate history at this interactive family exhibition.

  • Get hands-on with pirate history at this ANMM 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.

    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.

    Author Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown’s unique approach to storytelling comes to life in this blockbuster family exhibition. 

    Tour dates

    Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville QLD
    16 September 2017 – 4 February 2018

    Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle WA
    24 March 2018 – 12 August 2018

    Exhibition Producer

    Australian National Maritime Logo

    In association with

    Scholastic logo