Learning how to be a pirate is an important life skill. Give your children a buccaneer education these school holidays with pirate lessons upon a dry docked tall ship at South Wharf.
Pirate Workshops teach children everything they need to know about being a pirate. Children learn to walk, talk and even sing like a pirate and will partake in important pirate activities like map reading, sword fighting and finding treasure. By the end of the two and a half hour class, participants will be yo ho ho-ing like a seasoned brigand.
Pirate Workshops takes place aboard the Polly Woodside at the Melbourne Maritime Museum (2A Claredon Street, South Wharf) between Wednesday 13 April and Saturday 23 April. The classes run from 10.00am until 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 4.00pm. The cost is $25.00 per child and $15.00 for an accompanying adult.
The first Sunday of the month is Pirate Day on the Polly Woodside. From 11.00am until 4.00pm, children can enjoy pirate activities and performances. Don't forget your eye patch and parrot.
Polly Woodside is a tall ship that was launched in 1885. The ship made 17 trips throughout the world and rounded the treacherous Cape Horn 16 times. She was restored and added to the Melbourne Maritime Museum's collection in the 1970's and in 2007, the Polly Woodside was added to the Victorian Heritage Register.