Childrens Activity

Cabinet of Curiosities

Interactive Discovery

A family with museum staff examining objects from the museums collection

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

  • YES, YOU CAN TOUCH THAT

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

    Available every Sunday Term 4 and daily during school holidays.

    Creature Feature

    Touch and discover curious creature specimens and photographic technology artefacts from our education collection in this hands on discovery device inside the galleries.

    Polar Opposites

    Touch and discover curious creature specimens and artefacts related to the Arctic and Antarctic in this hands on discovery device inside the galleries.

    Satisfy Your Curiosity

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

    Sundays in Term 4:

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

    Summer School Holidays:

    Daily: 11am – 12pm and 2pm – 3pm 

    Entry is FREE

    Ticket information

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

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