School Holidays at WA Maritime Museum

Fri 20 Dec 2019Sun 2 Feb 2020

9:30am5:00pm

WA Maritime Museum


Remarkable Rome

Join us these school holidays as we explore the fascinating world of ancient Rome.

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers

Travel back in time and discover the determination, machines, and genius that carved the great Roman Empire.

This family-friendly exhibition features carefully reconstructed replica machines that reflect one of the most technologically significant times in human history.

The creators have reconstructed Ancient Roman technology using the same materials and techniques used thousands of years ago. You will see artefacts, models, catapults, frescoes, armour, weapons, busts, and more.

The entire family will enjoy learning about this fascinating era, from Caesar’s military genius and Rome’s mighty machines, to gladiators, the Colosseum, and Roman life and people.

Discover Ancient Rome as part of your family day out in Fremantle!

Dates: Saturday 7 December 2019 – 26 April 2020
Times: Open 9.30am - 5pm
Cost: Prices vary
Bookings: Recommended. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door

Rome Re-Imagined

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we uncover the wonders of the city that became an empire.

Decorate your own paper-craft gladiator helmet or goddess mask to take home. Ward off enemies and play with a Roman warrior’s ship in our toy touch trolley! You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our animated digital screen!

Dates: Saturday 4 January - Sunday 19 January
Times: 10am - 2pm
Ages: 4+ years
Cost: Free. Museum entry fees apply for adults.
Bookings: Essential for groups of 10+ on 1300 134 081


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The Grey Company: Gladiator Games

Want to know what it takes to become a gladiator? Join The Grey Company for an insight into the training and techniques needed to compete in one of ancient Rome’s favourite forms of entertainment, the gladiator games!

The Grey Company specialises in historical combat and re-enactment, and is bringing live action demonstrations back to the WA Maritime Museum to showcase the incredible combat skills of a gladiator.

Explore fascinating table displays of ancient Roman culture and creativity, and enjoy talking to people who love to bring their passion for history back to life.

Join in the fun, and don’t forget to cheer for your favourite gladiator!

Dates: 4, 5, 18 & 19 January
Times: 10am - 2pm. Combat demonstrations at 10.30am, 11.30am & 1pm
Cost: Free. Museum entry fees apply for adults.
Ages: All ages
Bookings: Essential for groups of 10+ on 1300 134 081

Rome Show: A Day at the Colosseum

Explore a ‘day in the life’ of the Colosseum; the ancient home of stadium entertainment and gladiator combat.

Step inside our own Colosseum where an ‘archaeologist’ and ‘tour guide’ will be your hosts in this fun and entertaining show. Join in a chariot race and have fun with the gladiator game!

Do you know much about ancient Rome? Have fun in our Fact or Fiction interactive game that will take you on a myth busting journey of ancient Rome. You will even get to hold your own fact or fiction paddle—let’s see if we can bust these myths together!

Dates: Thursday 9 - Friday 17 January
Times: 10.30am, 11.45am & 2pm
Cost: Free. Museum entry fees apply for adults.
Ages: 6+ years
Bookings: Essential for groups of 10+ on 1300 134 081

Junior Fishing Clinic

Join one of Recfishwest’s popular and SunSmart fishing clinics at the WA Maritime Museum.

Participants will learn how to be SunSmart while learning some fishing basics like casting a line 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.

Dates: Thursday 16 and Friday 17 January
Times: 9.30am - 11.30am
Cost: $5
Ages: 8 - 14 years. All participants must wear a hat and be directly supervised by a parent or guardian for the duration of the clinic.
Bookings: Essential by booking online or calling 1300 134 081

Pizza Perfetto! Workshops

Come and learn the secrets of making ‘pizza perfetto’ (perfect pizza) with expert chefs at Fremantle’s Pizza Bella Roma restaurant.

This fun workshop will have your hands floured and punching dough with the best of them!

Location: Pizza Bella Roma, 14 South Terrace Fremantle
Dates: Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January
Times:10am - 12pm
Cost: $15 per child, includes pizza-making activity and entry to the Ancient Rome exhibition at WA Maritime Museum.
Ages: 6 - 12 years*
Bookings: Places are limited so online bookings are required

The Museum is closed on public holidays.

Programs are subject to availability. All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Caption: Ancient Rome Launch