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

  • Self-Guided Tour: Yrs K - 3 An Ocean of Stories Early Childhood Trail.

    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.

    More information

  • Watch this space!

    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 in Term 1 and 2 of 2014. 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.

    Please follow the link below to view the 2014 WA Museum School programs brochure.

    2014 Education Brochure

    Western Australian Museum educational brochure (all sites) 2014.

    More information

3 - 6: Middle Childhood

  • Self-Guided Tour: Yrs 4 - 10 Maritime Explorer Trail.

    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.

    More information

  • Watch this space!

    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 in Term 1 and 2 of 2014. 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.

    Please follow the link below to view the 2014 WA Museum School programs brochure.

    2014 Education Brochure

    Western Australian Museum educational brochure (all sites) 2014.

    More information

7 -10: Early Adolescence

  • Watch this space!

    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 in Term 1 and 2 of 2014. 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.

    Please follow the link below to view the 2014 WA Museum School programs brochure.

    2014 Education Brochure

    Western Australian Museum educational brochure (all sites) 2014.

    More information

11 -12: Late Adolescence

  • Watch this space!

    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 in Term 1 and 2 of 2014. 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.

    Please follow the link below to view the 2014 WA Museum School programs brochure.

    2014 Education Brochure

    Western Australian Museum educational brochure (all sites) 2014.

    More information

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 Gallery Exploration:

$50.00 service fee per school to be paid by credit card prior to visit.


Excursion Bookings

Western Australian Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle
1300 134 081
education@museum.wa.gov.au