School Holiday Program

The museum organises exciting and informative maritime themed activities during most school holidays. Details of forthcoming programmes will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

 

It’s Festival Time - Wooden Boats !!

Dates: Tuesday, 22 January: 10 am - 12 noon
           Thursday, 24 January: 10 am - 12 noon
           Tuesday, 29 January: 10 am - 12 noon
           Thursday, 31 January: 10 am - 12 noon

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is back again in Hobart for February 2019. So here at the Museum, we are getting into the spirit with a packed program looking at all things to do with Wooden Boats. Tasmania has a rich history of wooden boat construction, so we will spend a little time looking at wooden boats from our past, how they were built and how they helped Tasmania’s economy develop. We will also learn about how wooden boats were sailed and some of the dangers they faced. To finish off the morning, we will visit the May Queen down at Constitution Dock, and go below decks to see how a real 151 year old wooden boat was built.


We will have a boat-making activity, where the (small) finished vessels will be put through their paces in a race! On water down at Con Dock! (well, they will be in a paddling pool). So all safe, but lots of fun.

As usual, we will have lots of fun activities, stories, drawing and colouring in for the younger ones, all based on wooden boats.
You only need to book for one session (they’re all the same), but please try and come if you book. It’s not nice if you don’t turn up and others miss out.

Ages:    6-12 years

Cost: $5.00 per family  (for this fee you gain entry to the whole Museum on the day).

 

Try Your Skill on the SIMULATOR!!

While the younger children are having fun with our main holiday program, we are pleased to offer the MMT Simulator for older students.  The Simulator was used at the Australian Maritime College in northern Tasmania to train students in boat handling and navigation.  You can choose a variety of vessels.

It may look easy, but it’s not!! One of our dedicated volunteers (ex-Royal Australian Navy) will be pleased to teach you the do’s and don’ts of using the Simulator.  Learn how to navigate into a real port. Understand how to use your engines safely and how long it can take to stop!

You should expect to learn something from this session, but have some fun at the same time.

Dates: Tuesday, 22 January: 10 am - 12 noon
           Thursday, 24 January: 10 am - 12 noon  
           Tuesday, 29 January: 10 am - 12 noon
           Thursday, 31 January: 10 am - 12 noon  

Ages:   STRICTLY 10 Years and Over

Cost:    $5.00 per family
(for this fee you gain entry to the whole Museum on the day)

Places are limited, so please call us on 6234 1427 or email john.wadsley@maritimetas.org to make a booking.

Children need to be accompanied by a guardian.