Maritime

Visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum and take a journey through our nautical history.

The Maritime Museum is located on Victoria Quay in Fremantle, in the heart of the historic working port. There are six themed galleries inside the Museum, showcasing iconic vessels such as Australia II and Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour. Schools might like to consider combining their Museum excursion with a visit to the Western Australian Museum Shipwreck Galleries, for a whole day’s experience of Fremantle.

The Western Australian Maritime Museum viewed from the Indian Ocean

F - 2: Early Childhood

  • For Teachers bringing self guided groups into the Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, there are two trails available: ‘An Ocean of Stories’ Early Childhood Trail or ‘Maritime Explorer Trail’ for Years 4 – 10. Allow approximately 1 hour for each trail.
    Bookings are still essential for self guided visits.

  • We are currently developing a new suite of experiences for schools at our Perth and Fremantle sites in 2014.

    We're excited by the opportunity to offer more flexible, cost-effective self-guided excursion experiences for your classes.

    Please bear with us for the remainder of 2013. We will not be offering facilitated education experiences, however we still encourage you to visit. A limited range of self-guided resources will be available for groups during this time.

3 - 6: Middle Childhood

  • For Teachers bringing self guided groups into the Western Australian Museum - Maritime, Victoria Quay, there are two trails available: ‘An Ocean of Stories’ Early Childhood Trail or ‘Maritime Explorer Trail’ for Years 4 – 10. Allow approximately 1 hour for each trail.
    Bookings are still essential for self guided visits.

  • We are currently developing a new suite of experiences for schools at our Perth and Fremantle sites in 2014.

    We're excited by the opportunity to offer more flexible, cost-effective self-guided excursion experiences for your classes.

    Please bear with us for the remainder of 2013. We will not be offering facilitated education experiences, however we still encourage you to visit. A limited range of self-guided resources will be available for groups during this time.

7 -10: Early Adolescence

  • We are currently developing a new suite of experiences for schools at our Perth and Fremantle sites in 2014.

    We're excited by the opportunity to offer more flexible, cost-effective self-guided excursion experiences for your classes.

    Please bear with us for the remainder of 2013. We will not be offering facilitated education experiences, however we still encourage you to visit. A limited range of self-guided resources will be available for groups during this time.

11 -12: Late Adolescence

  • We are currently developing a new suite of experiences for schools at our Perth and Fremantle sites in 2014.

    We're excited by the opportunity to offer more flexible, cost-effective self-guided excursion experiences for your classes.

    Please bear with us for the remainder of 2013. We will not be offering facilitated education experiences, however we still encourage you to visit. A limited range of self-guided resources will be available for groups during this time.

Resources: Planning your excursion

Learn how boats float, imagine sailing around the world alone, and come aboard the 100 year-old ferry Valdura inside the Museum! Marvel at the winged keel of Australia II and see the awesome Submarine HMAS Ovens. View the passing parade of ships in busy Fremantle Harbour and learn about global warming and sustainable fishing techniques.


Excursion Options

Self-guided Experiences:

Visit the museum and explore the galleries in small groups at your own pace. Self-guided visits must be booked in advance.


Program Costs

Self-guided Experiences:

$3.00 per student (including GST)

 


Excursion Bookings

Western Australian Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle
(08) 9431 8455
freoedu@museum.wa.gov.au