It’s fun for the whole family these school holidays with special events, activities, exhibitions and more.
Swashbuckle at the museum this summer with exhibitions, vessel tours, hands-on workshops, themed creative activities, performances and more. It’s fun for everyone!
This season we are all about pesky, pernicious pirates! Daily activities include art making, games and dress ups in Kids on Deck, exploring touchable objects and artefacts at the Cabinet of Curiosities, participating in lively and interactive kids theatre performances, relaxing with a family film screenings and more.
27 December 2015–25 January 2016
Dive into the museum for exhibitions for kids and parents alike.
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Hoist the main sail and get set for adventure as we take to the seas with infamous golden age Carribean Pirate Calico Jack in this lively and interactive theatre show.
Daily except Saturdays, 3–24 January 2016
Times: 11.30am and 2pm
Ages: 4–12 and adults
Cost: Entry with Big Ticket/members free
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Play, create and discover in Kids on Deck, an activity space with art making, games and dress ups. Craft a terrific tall ship, sculpt a swashbuckling accessory or design a temporary tattoo.
Daily, 27 December 2015–25 January 2016
Times: 10am–4pm (hourly sessions)
Cost: Entry with any paid ticket
Take a theatrical treasure hunt through the museum galleries by torchlight with your hilarious character guide Captain Grognose Johnny!
Friday 15 January 2016
Cost: Child $22, Adult $18, Member child $18, Member adult $10
Enjoy free screenings of the popular Horrible Histories TV series. See Stitch and Mo face the Terrible Tudors, Vicious Vikings and Perilous Plagues.
Cost: Free with entry
Finish your day at our waterside cafe Yots. Enjoy a Vegemite sandwich, fruit cup, Nudie juice, gold treasure and eye patch, all in a takeaway Pirate Box for only $7.50.
Climb aboard our historic fleet for a glimpse of life at sea.
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Dive in and explore curious creatures, hidden treasure and more in special character tours for under 5s and their carers. Enjoy stories, songs and move and dance through the galleries.
Tuesdays and Saturdays in January 2016
Times: 10–10.30am or 11–11.30am
Ages: 18 months–5 years
Cost: Child $8.50, Adult $3.50
Touch and discover curious and terrible weapons, dress, and navigational tools related to the Golden age of piracy in this hands on discovery device in the galleries.
Times: 11am–12pm & 2pm–3pm
Cost: Entry with any paid ticket purchase
Join filmmaker Nicola Walkerden for this two-day workshop. Learn to script, film, present and edit your own pirate-inspired TV segment.
13 January and 14 January 2016
Times: 10am–4pm each day
Cost: $165/$140 members and earlybirds (register before 6 Jan)
Remix, reverb and record your own Horrible Histories Pirates inspired songs in a fun filled workshop on digital music making. Learn professional music editing and compositing techniques.
Wednesday 20 January 2016
Cost: $55/$45 members
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The museum offers great value vacation care programs. Vacation care groups can enjoy organised activities every school holidays. Stay all day or come for a few hours.
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
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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