Museum Gold Coin Entry Special Event

Celebrating Paint the Port Day

Sat 14 Mar 2020


WA Maritime Museum

Please note this event has been cancelled by organisers due to the large number of people expected and current health concerns around mass gatherings. WA Museum sites are still open for business as our visitor patterns are more ‘moderate’ than ‘mass’. The health and well-being of visitors and staff is our top priority and we are following WA Government advice that there is not yet any health basis to close public spaces, including museums.

Gold Coin General Museum Entry 

In conjunction with Fremantle Ports’ Paint the Port Day, explore the State's maritime collections and galleries for a gold coin entry donation — everyone is welcome.

WA has the longest coastline out of any Australian state or territory — visit the Museum to explore our ocean-centric culture and see how the coast has shaped Western Australians.

  • See Australia II, the 1983 America’s Cup winning yacht, plus Jon Sander's Parry Endeavour and other iconic vessels
  • Explore the permanent galleries, such as the Indian Ocean Gallery, interactive WA Down Under Gallery, and more
  • Wander around our free quirky outdoor exhibition, Container 

Free kids mural activity 

Help paint the WA Maritime Museum sidecourt in our ‘Under the Sea’ sidewalk chalk mural. Colour in the coral and seagrass and create your own sea creature with finishing flourishes. This free facilitated kids activity will run 10.30am-2.30pm. 

While you are here

Take in some of our special exhibitions (prices for entry) and make a full day of it:

  • Visit Ancient Rome exhibition for special discount - only $5 per person – children under 5 are free!
  • Take a tour of HMAS Ovens with a retired submariner (additional cost; prices here)
  • See the Fremantle-made documentary, Whale Super Highway, in the Under the Dome Cinema Experience (additional cost; prices here)

Fremantle Ports' Paint the Port Day

Ever wanted to try your hand at painting, drawing or taking a fantastic photo of the port? Then join the fun with this free event 12-4pm at Victoria Quay.

There's an art contest and pop-up art gallery celebrating all things maritime, with prizes for photographs, paintings and drawings of Fremantle Port. The competition is open to people of all ages so come down to the port and get involved. Great prizes on offer and there will also be heaps of kids’ activities. Feel free to use the Museum's balcony to create your entry. 

Visit the Fremantle Ports website here for full details. 

We hope to see you at the Museum!