WA Maritime Museum School Programs

Caption: Exploring the WA Maritime Museum.
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Facilitated Education Programs

These programs are led by the Museum's Learning and Creativity staff.

Bookings are essential. Sessions are available Monday to Thursday.

For any assistance call 1300 134 081.

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Immigration: Suitcase Stories (Year 6)


Time: 10am, 11am & 12pm. Bookings essential.
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)
Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding; Historical skills.


Uncover migrant stories, told through objects hidden in long lost suitcases.

What motivates people to leave their homeland? What objects and stories do migrants bring with them? Open up some old suitcases and discover the stories of real people risking everything they know to start a new life in a new country.

This interactive session will bring Western Australia’s immigration stories alive with letters, photos and artefacts for students to investigate.

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Discovery Walks (Years 4 - 12)

Time: 10am, 11am & 12pm. Bookings essential.
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Curriculum links: General capabilities; Cross-curricular.


Join us on a guided exploration of the Museum, activated with touchable objects and compelling stories.

Challenge and Courage: Journeys into the Unexpected
Explore inspiring tales that focus on bravery, resilience and adventure on the high seas.

Maritime Mysteries
Our maritime world is abound with mysteries. Find out about the gaps in our knowledge, and the intriguing dilemmas and puzzles yet to be solved.

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Submarine Tours (Years 4 - 12*)

Image of Fremantle Harbour with Maritime Museum in background


Time: Multiple sessions a day. Bookings essential - call 1300 134 081.
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Curriculum links: Historical Knowledge and Understanding; Historical Skills


Find out what life is like aboard a submarine and immerse yourself in Fremantle's secret wartime history.

The Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens is an authentic Cold War-era vessel. This exhibit serves as a living memorial to submariners and those who gave their lives during Australia’s Naval history.

*Special conditions apply for entry.

Self-guided Education Programs

These activities are free and let you explore the Museum at your own pace.

Places are available Monday to Friday. Activity resources are provided.

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New Home, New Country (Year 6)

Time:10am, 11am & 12pm. Bookings essential.
Duration: 1 hour (approx.)
Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding; Historical skills.


Use this self-guided trail to investigate the WA Maritime Museum's immigration displays. Who came here and why? What impact did migration have on WA?

Activity resources are provided at the front desk.

Gallery Guides

These gallery guides are designed to be used by an adult with a small group of students to enrich student understanding and enjoyment of our galleries.

Bits of Boats

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Please note that if you cancel your booking for our facilitated activities within 14 days of your visit, you will be required to pay the full cost of the excursion.