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.

Hook, Line and Sinker – Let’s go fishing! 

Dates:   Monday, 9 July: 10 am - 12 noon FULL
             Thursday 12 July: 10 am - 12 noon   FULL
             Monday, 16 July: 10 am - 12 noon FULL
             Thursday 19 July: 10 am - 12 noon   FULL

Ages:    6-13 years

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

Every day, many of us drive or walk past the wonderful Hobart waterfront, with its colonial buildings, tall ships, fish and chip punts, flashy hotels and the eclectic mix of fishing boats. Tasmania’s sea fishing industry is very important to our economy. But do any of us really know what work people do on fishing boats these days?  And how do we make sure that only the right fish are caught? What happens if you catch the wrong fish or catch too many?  

To start with we will talk about fishing 100 years ago, the dangers and the hard work.

 A fishing boat one hundred years ago

Then we are going to learn about Tasmania’s fishing industry today and how to look after our fish resources, while having fun at the same time. We will have some help from the Fishcare team at DPIPWE who have some excellent education resources on fisheries management. 
As usual we will have games, stories and colouring-in for the young ones.  And we will have a Fishing Boat Challenge  to see who can catch the right fish without breaking the rules. Watch out for the Fishing Inspector!!!  
Weather permitting, we will also walk over to Victoria Dock to have a look at the fishing boats and talk about how they operate. So much to do. And to finish, if families are interested, we can go to Mures and buy some real fish and chips. YUM!!    



                                                                                      Fishing boats in Hobart's Victoria Dock today

Places are limited, so please call us on 6234 1427 or email to make a booking.
Children need to be accompanied by a guardian.