Exhibition

Voyage to the Deep

Underwater Adventures

Voyage to the Deep

Voyage to the Deep is currently on tour at the Newcastle Museum.

  • 7 July - 21 October
    Newcastle Museum 

    Are you Ready for Adventure?

    Our multi award-winning and record-breaking exhibition Voyage to the Deep returns to the Maritime Museum this summer across the entire school holidays - all the way to mid-February.

    Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in.

    Release Your Inner Aquanaut

    At the centre of this fantasy world: a giant replica Nautilus. Kids can climb aboard and discover the inner world of a deep-sea submarine.

    Take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscope, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s mysterious Cabinet of Curiosities: find out how hard a whale tooth is, and get to handle a real-life harpoon!

    There’s even a bubbly pipe organ to play and a galley full of strange and disgusting foods to discover.

    Underwater Adventures

    Dress up in a dive suit and venture through a magical world beneath the waves. Hunt for treasure in the wreck of a Spanish galleon. Explore the lost world of Atlantis. Stomp through the octopus's garden with its giant clam shell, wander through a maze of sea weed in the life-size kelp forest - and then slide down a giant squid!

    It’s an interactive, immersive, hands-on experience with opportunities to touch, explore and play. The exhibition is aimed at children under 12, and encourages learning through interaction. It's also fun as a family - we’ve even written a special Guide for Grown Ups.

    Voyage to the Deep: award-winning exhibition produced by The Australian National Maritime Museum


    Creative Producer: Em Blamey
    Design: Thylacine
    Registration: Will Mather
    Preparation: Stehen Crane, Peter Buckley

    Winner - Certificate of Recognition (Best Scenography for a Temporary Exhibition)

              Best Scenography Temp Exhibition

    Winner - International Design & Communication Awards (Paris)

     International Design Communication Awards 2015

    Video shows Voyage to the Deep on display in Sydney at the Australian National Maritime Museum

    A young girlat the submarine control interactive within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition A young girl playing the pipe organ within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition A young girl in costume playing on the submarine control interactive within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition A young girl playing with the floor interactive in Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA young boy using the magnifying interactive in the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA view of the submarine Nautilus within the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA view of the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionThe pipe organ within the Voyage to the Deep exhibitionA young boy playing with a touchscreen interactive within the Voyage to the Deep exhibition