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WA MARITIME MUSEUM - Western Australian Museum presents school holiday activities

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Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Open 7 days a week, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
*WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply
1300 134 081

Remarkable Rome 6 – 21 January| 10am-2pm | Free*
Decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home, or craft a colourful mosaic frame or picture. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digitally animated screen!

The Grey Company: Gladiator School Sat 6 Jan & Sun 7 Jan|10am – 2pm |Free*
Want to become a gladiator? Are you keen to risk your life for the opportunity of glory in the combat arena? Join the Grey Company for an insight into the training and techniques you would need to survive the competition in one of ancient Rome’s favourite entertainments, the gladiator games!

Steamsub: Going Ballistic! Mon 8 Jan & Mon 15 Jan 10am – 11.30am & 12.30am – 2pm | $10 per child
Bookings essential, call 1300 134 081
Develop your engineering and construction skills with our ancient Roman naval ballista workshop! This crossbow of the high seas was built to sling missiles at enemy ships. Join us in making your own miniature ballista to take home and have fun with our test-firing challenges.

STEAMSub: Marvellous Mosaics Fri 12 Jan & Fri 19 Jan 10am – 11.30am & 12.30am – 2pm | $20 per child
Bookings essential, call 1300 134 081
Develop your artistic side with us in this STEAMSub workshop as you make your own Venetian glass mirror mosaic. Learn how to create your artwork with some of the materials and techniques that ancient Romans developed.

Junior fishing clinic Wed 10 Jan & Wed 17 Jan|9.30 - 11.30am | Free*
Bookings essential, call 1300 134 081
Participants will learn how to be SunSmart while learning some fishing basics like casting and fish handling, as well as how to fish sustainably and look after their fishing environment. Fishing rods, sunscreen, bait and equipment will be supplied.

Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival Family Day Sat 6 Jan | 10am – 4pm | Free * In partnership with the Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival, the WA Maritime Museum is proud to support and present children’s activities during the school holidays. Take the Shamrock Trail to find out about 2 famous Irishmen. Build a model boat workshop for 6-12 year olds. What would it be like to be at sea in a sailing ship in the 1860’s? Get the inside story from some of the museum exhibits then build your own model sailing boat and test it.
Workshop times 10-11:30am or 1:30-3pm.
Bookings essential phone 1300 134 081.

Take the opportunity to view the Children’s Art Exhibition (running from 16 December 2017-15 January 2018).

Irish Film Screenings Tue 9 Jan | 10:30am – 12:30pm | Free *
Come and enjoy a free children’s movie Song of the Sea – Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.
Registering for the children’s film is essential, please go to feniansfestival.eventbrite.com
There will be children’s storytelling sessions between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

*Museum entry free. Entry charges to Pompeii exhibition apply.


Saturday, January 06 – Sunday, January 21, 2018


WA Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive
Fremantle, Western Australia


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