School Holidays at WA Maritime Museum

Sat 2 Jan 2021Sun 31 Jan 2021

Activity times vary

WA Maritime Museum

Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea 

Join us at the WA Maritime Museum these school holidays as we explore the fascinating world of Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea.

Victorious Vikings

Join us for a celebration of all things Viking, as we discover the warrior culture that shaped the northern medieval world through ships and sailing.

Explore exquisite treasures and wonderful weapons in our Vikings touchable and learn about the ancient Viking game hnefatafl and their love of chess.

Make a paper-craft Viking Longship or Viking Helmet, and take the Old Norse Rune trail around the Museum to discover words we still use today.

Dates: Monday 4 January - Friday 22 January 
Times: 10am - 2pm
Ages: 5 + years
Cost: Free. No bookings required. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.

Go A-Viking!

Our two loveable pirates Captain Boots and Captain Redbeard have stepped back in time to go ‘A-Viking’!

Join them for a medieval Viking adventure throughout the WA Maritime Museum. Grab an axe and a shield as your crew takes off on a longboat for some sailing, raiding and exploring!

Fight Dragons, hunt trolls, attack fortresses and defend your own. In times of peace huddle in your cloaks by the fire and listen to the sagas and great deeds of past heroes.

An educational mix of history and myth combined with the Pirates!! interactive participatory adventures.

Dates: Monday 11 January and Monday 18 January 
Times: 11am & 1pm
Cost: By donation (pay as you feel)
Ages: 4-10 years
Bookings: No bookings required. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply. Please arrive 15 minutes early as audience registration is required.


Vikings Show: Legendary

Step inside our own Viking World in this fun and entertaining game show that will take you on a myth busting journey!

Enjoy interactive family fun as our ‘archaeologist’ and ‘tour guide’ presenters explore the fascinating medieval world of the Viking Age (800 – 1150 CE). This legendary warrior culture of the Northern lands became a major force in Europe by mastering the northern seas with their fast and agile longships.

Fierce raiders, expert traders and skilled craftspeople … their tough and creative skills have made them both feared and revered throughout history. Grab hold of your own ‘fact’ or ‘fiction’ paddle – let’s see if we can bust these Viking myths together!


Thursday 7  January – Sunday 10 January
Tuesday 12 January – Sunday 17 January
Tuesday 19 January  – Wednesday 20 January

Times: 11am & 1pm
Cost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Ages: Recommended for 6+ years and everyone needs a ticket.
Bookings: Bookings essential! Please arrive 15 minutes early as audience registration is required.

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Grey Company – Here Come the Vikings

Join historical re-enactment specialists The Grey Company as they bring their live action combat demonstrations to the WA Maritime Museum once again to showcase the martial arts of Viking raiders. It’s Vikings versus… everyone!

Between performances, enjoy costumed fun and medieval merriment with hands-on demonstrations about medieval Viking culture, weapons and craftsmanship. The Grey Company offer an all-family fun experience not to be missed!

Dates: Saturday 2 January  - Sunday 3 January 
Times: 10am - 2pm (Battle performances at 10:30am, 11:30am and 1pm) 
Ages: 4+ years
Cost: Free. No bookings required. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.

Junior Fishing Clinic

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

Please note: Recfishwest have a ‘no hat, no fish’ policy.

Dates: Monday 11 January & Tuesday 12 January 
Times:  9.30 – 11.30am 
Cost: $5. Book your place and pay on the day when you arrive.
Ages: 8 - 14yo
Bookings:  Places are limited. Book Now! 

All participants must wear a hat and be directly supervised by a parent or guardian for the duration of the clinic. Bookings essential.

Monday 11 January

Tuesday 12 January

Time Machine Trail

Join in the fun and collect your City of Fremantle Time Machine trail during January school holidays, as we celebrate the Viking Age at the Maritime Museum.

Did you know … that Vikings carved dragon heads on their longships and that the Old Norse word for window means ‘wind eye’? Take the Dragon Challenge around the outside of the Museum and find out how many dragons we have hiding in our ‘wind eyes’.

Please note that entry to Maritime Museum is not required to participate. Collect your Time Machine trail at participating Fremantle venues 

Dates: Thursday 7 - Wednesday 20 January 
Times:  10.30am – 2.30pm
Cost: Free
Ages: 4-10yo
Bookings:  Free. No bookings required.

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