School holidays at the WA Maritime Museum

Sat 23 Sep 2017Sun 8 Oct 2017

Times vary

WA Maritime Museum


Rome Revived

Join us at the WA Maritime Museum these school holidays as we explore the marvellous world of ancient Rome through the amazing time capsule of Pompeii.

Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue

Dates: 22 September 2017 – 4 February 2018
Times: 9.30am – 5pm
Cost: Costs vary
Age: All ages
Bookings: Tickets can be purchased online or at the door

In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under huge waves of volcanic debris and ash (which ultimately preserved these two maritime cities and the residents who were unable to escape). As many tried to flee, the Roman navy attempted a heroic but ultimately tragic rescue of victims stranded at the foot of the volcano.

When excavation began 1700 years later researchers were astounded to find buildings, objects and remains of those who died in one of history’s most famous natural disasters. Reports and rare artefacts have made it possible for us to view this part of ancient history.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us and explore the disaster that unfolded as a result of the eruption, and learn how the control of the Mediterranean gave the Roman Empire unprecedented prosperity.

Find out more on the Escape from Pompeii exhibition page.

Roman Revival

Dates: 23 September – 8 October
Times: 10am – 2pm; costume demonstrations at 11am daily
Cost: Activities are free, WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply
Age: 4+
Bookings: Required for groups 10+. Call 1300 134 081

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story of Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue exhibition.

Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration.

Try out your own Roman style at the costume corner, and decorate your own paper-craft centurion helmet to take home. You can also decorate a Roman battleship and watch it sail across our digitally animated screen!

The Grey Company: Romans vs the Pirates

Dates: 30 September & 1 October
Times: 10am – 2pm
Battles: 10.30am, 11.30am & 1pm
Displays & Discussion: 10am – 2pm
Cost: Activities are free, WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply
Age: All ages
Bookings: Required for groups of 10+. Call 1300 134 081

Step back into ancient times with The Grey Company for a lively and fantastic encounter! A local unit of Roman soldiers face-off against the ruthless band of pirates that have been threatening the Empire’s supply ships on the seas near Pompeii. Who will triumph in this clash of forces?

The Grey Company specialises in historical combat spectacle and re-enactment. They are bringing their unique family-friendly demonstrations to the WA Maritime Museum for the start of the Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue season.

Come and explore the wonders of ancient Roman military techniques and martial arts.

Going Ballistic!

Develop your physics concepts and construction skills with our ancient Roman naval ballista workshop! This crossbow of the high seas was built to sling missiles at enemy ships. You will make-your-own miniature ballista to take home and have fun with test-firing challenges.

How did the ancient Romans build one of the biggest empires Earth has ever seen? Thanks to their amazing inventions and supreme army! Come and discover how Roman innovations in military weaponry and tactics forever changed our world.

*Note: This workshop requires construction skills, techniques and equipment that are not suitable for younger children.*

Dates: 26 September & 3 October
Times: 10.00am – 11.30am; 12.30am - 2.00pm
Age: 10 – 14
Cost: $10 per child. See below for details
Bookings: Bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made by using the below links or by calling 1300 134 081.

Tuesday 26 September 10am Tuesday 26 September 12.30pm

Tuesday 3 October 10am Tuesday 3 October 12.30pm

You will receive an email confirmation for your booking. Payment can be made when you arrive at the front desk.

Entry fees to the WA Maritime Museum apply for accompanying adults.

Creative Junior Photography Workshop

Back by popular demand! Get creative with a hands-on photography workshop, presented by Kingsley Klau. Kingsley became an AIPP Accredited Photographer in 2005 and is an experienced photography teacher. In this workshop learn how to capture engaging images using your camera, tablet or smartphone.

Dates: 27 September & 4 October
Times: 10am – 11.30am
Cost: $15 per child, includes photography workshop and child’s ticket to the Escape from Pompeii exhibition
Age: 8 – 14, participants must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings: Bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made by using the below links or by calling 1300 134 081.

Wednesday 27 September 10am Wednesday 4 October 10am

Pizza Perfetto!

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

Just like their imaginative ancestors who used ideas from other countries to make their boats mightier, Italians used their imagination and accepted new ideas (like tomatoes and peppers) and made them a cornerstone of Italian cooking!

This workshop will have you getting your hands fit, flouring and punching dough with the best of them!

Pizza making workshops are presented in partnership with Pizza Bella Roma.

Location: Pizza Bella Roma, 14 South Terrace Fremantle
Dates: 28 – 29 September & 5 – 6 October
Times: 10am – 11.30am
Cost: $15 per child, includes pizza-making activity and child’s ticket to the Escape from Pompeii exhibition
Age: 6 – 12, participants must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings: Bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made by using the below links or by calling 1300 134 081.

Thursday 28 September 10am Friday 29 September 10am

Thursday 5 October 10am Friday 6 October 10am

*Adult exhibition entry fees apply.


Caption: Rome Revival!

Image copyright Western Australian Museum

Getting Here

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Address

Victoria Quay,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

Phone
1300 134 081

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By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at stop 24. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the City of Fremantle car park just outside the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Additional paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay which is a short walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.

Accessibility
Comprehensive accessibility information about the WA Maritime Museum can be found on the Access WA website.