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Sun 1 Jan 2017Sun 31 Dec 2017


WA Maritime Museum

The STEAMsub is open and waiting for you to come and explore!

Pop in between 10:00am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday and try your hand at a range of activities. Alternatively register for our facilitated program of activities catering for children aged 10 - 14 years.

STEAMsub, a great place to learn about maritime themes and collections in a hands-on, dynamic way.

There are only 12 places per workshop so get in quick or you may miss out!

What’s on Offer?

Facilitated programs

These activities are fully facilitated by members of the Learning and Creativity team.

Please Note:

  • Bookings are required with payment to be made at the front desk upon arrival.
  • The terms and conditions are contained in the Children in Care Form (click below). Please print and complete the form and bring it with you on the day.
  • All participants and their Parents and Adult Guardians must arrive for registration 15 minutes prior to the session.
  • For the duration of the session Parents and Adult Guardians can either:
    1. Stay and take a look around the WA Maritime Museum. Entry fees apply.
    2. Leave the participants with our experienced team for the duration of the session.

Children in Care Form

Morse Code May

Morse Code

Morse Code
Image Courtesy U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue

Uncover the mysteries of Morse code through dot-dashing activities and workshops at the WA Maritime Museum.

When there has been no other way to communicate in tricky situations, Morse code has been used to send secret messages. Participants will join our volunteers in exciting Morse code activities and unravel the mysteries of this amazing form of communication.

Bookings are required as places are limited.

Ages: 8 - 14
Cost: $5

Friday 19 May - 11:00am-12:00pm

Friday 26 May - 11:00am-12:00pm

Saturday 27 May - 11:00am-12:00pm

Squid Dissection

Our squid dissection workshops are back due to popular demand!

Get up close and personal with a squid! Using special dissection equipment, participants will be able to take a closer look at the anatomy of this amazing mollusc.

Ages: 10 - 14
Cost: $10.00

Bookings are required as places are strictly limited.

Sunday 4 June - 10:00am-11:00am

Sunday 4 June - 11:30am-12:30pm

Thursday 15 June - 10:00am-11:00am

Thursday 15 June - 11:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 4 July - 10:00am-11:00am

Tuesday 4 July - 11:30am-12:30pm

Friday 14 July - 10:00am-11:00am

Friday 14 July - 11:30am-12:30pm

Further Information

For more information contact the WA Maritime Museum on 1300 134 081 or


Image copyright the WA Museum

Getting Here

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle


Victoria Quay,
Western Australia,

1300 134 081

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle

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.

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