Exploring science, technology, engineering, art and maths

Mon 8 Jan 2018Fri 19 Jan 2018


WA Maritime Museum

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

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:

  • 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. 
    2. Leave the participants with our experienced team for the duration of the session.

Children in Care Form

STEAMsub - Going Ballistic!

Develop your engineering and construction skills with our ancient Roman naval ballista workshop! This crossbow of the high seas was built to sling missiles at enemy ships. Join us in making your own miniature ballista to take home and have fun with our test-firing challenges.

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

Monday 15 January 10.00am

Monday 15 January 12.30pm

STEAMsub Workshop - Marvellous Mosaics

Develop your artistic side with us in this STEAMSub workshop as you make your own Venetian glass mirror mosaic. Learn how to create your artwork with some of the materials and techniques that ancient Romans developed.

From an archaeological point of view, mosaics are a priceless record of everyday life in ancient Rome – what people valued, what they wore, what they ate, what tools and weapons they used, even information about flora and fauna. Roman mosaics are more than just art – they are a valuable archaeological source.

*Note: This workshop requires construction skills, techniques and equipment that are not suitable for younger children. Please wear clothing that is suitable for messy artwork. All materials will be supplied.

Friday 19 January 12.30pm


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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.