Maritime Museum (Fremantle) School Programs
Uncover migrant stories, told through objects hidden in long lost suitcases.
What motivates people to leave their homeland? What objects and stories do migrants bring with them? Open up some old suitcases and discover the stories of REAL people risking everything they know to start a new life in a new country. This interactive session will bring Western Australia’s immigration stories alive with letters, photos and artefacts for students to investigate.
Please note that under our cancellation policy, if you cancel your booking for our facilitated activities within 14 days of your visit, you will be required to pay the full cost of the excursion.
Use the New Home, New Country Discovery Wheel to investigate the Maritime Museum’s immigration displays.
Borrow a set of New Home, New Country Discovery Wheels from the Front Desk and follow the trail to examine the artefacts and stories about migrants and migration. Consider who came here and why, and the impact of migration on Western Australia.
Find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse yourself in Fremantle's secret wartime history.
The Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens is an authentic Cold War-era vessel. This exhibit serves as a living memorial to submariners and those who gave their lives during Australia’s Naval history.
*Special conditions apply for this unique experience.