Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition

Sat 24 Mar 2018Sun 12 Aug 2018


WA Maritime Museum

Avast ye landlubber!

A gruesome band of pirates will be commandeering the WA Maritime Museum to teach ye what it takes to be a truly horrible pirate.

Cap'n your own pirate ship, design a fearsome flag, and arm yer'self with wicked weapons – from cutlasses to cannons.

Discover the rigorous rules and perilous punishments that was a part of life aboard ship, and gather 'round to hear tales of menacing pirate men and women.

Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition is now open...visit if ye dare.


  • The exhibition is open from 9.30am to 5pm.
  • Tickets can be purchased online or at the WA Maritime Museum.
  • Tickets include entry to the Museum.

If you need a hand, call the Museum on 1300 134 081 or email tickets@museum.wa.gov.au


Adult $15.00
Concession $12.50 (Students, seniors and health care card holders)
Child (aged 4 - 15) $12.50
Child 3 and under Free
Family - One Time Visit $50.00 (2 Adult + 2 Child or 1 Adult + 3 Child)
Family - Exhibition Season Pass $75.00 (2 Adult + 2 Child or 1 Adult + 3 Child)
Carer Free (WA Companion Card required)
Group 20+* Adult and Child both $10

*This includes all education and school groups.

Pirate Story Time (5 and under)

Caption: Pirate story time at the Museum.
Credit: WA Museum 

Join us every Monday and Wednesday at 10am to hear stories full of sharks, ships and treasure!

This special program is held inside Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition where your little one can take control of a pirate ship, try out different weapons, and learn lots of fun pirate facts.

Free entry for children under 5, and adult guardians receive entry at the discounted price of $12.50.

Pirate story time runs from Wednesday 18 July to Wednesday 8 August.

Ahoy Matey! Pirate Birthday Parties!

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a Pirate Party at the WA Maritime Museum!

Your guests will enjoy a party like no other inside Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition.

Plus Cicerello’s will make sure that your starving pirates won't go hungry!

For more information, including how to book, visit our Pirate Birthday Party event page.


Exhibition Partners


Principal Partner

Competition Partner

Media Sponsor


Caption: Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition

Image courtesy Scholastic