Childrens Activity

Cabinet of Curiosities

Interactive Discovery

3 girls with a museum educator at interacting with objects from the cabinet of curiosity

Explore the wonderful undersea world of shipwrecks and sea creatures as you touch and feel your way through our mysterious Cabinet of Curiosities.


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

    Available every Sunday during school term and DAILY during school holidays

    Mysteries and Marvels

    How much does a diving bell weigh? Could you walk with a diving boot on? How many rows of teeth does a shark actually have? Find out for yourself as you explore the Cabinet of Curiosities.

    It's a rare opportunity to go into a museum and actually touch things as much as you want.

    Heft a harpoon (with supervision!) and feel actual nails taken from a real life shipwreck. And, if you've ever wondered what the sperm whale tooth feel likes - now's your chance.

    From Togas to Tiremes

    These school holidays explore wonderful and curious replica artefacts that tell the story of the Roman world in this hands on discovery device in our galleries.

    Satisfy Your Curiosity

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

    During School Term 1:
    Sundays: 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm 

    Entry is FREE.

    School Holidays:

    Daily: 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm 

    Ticket information

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

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