Pirates Ahoy!

Published: Friday, 6 April 2018 at 9:56:41 AM

Aspiring young pirates of all ages will find plenty of hidden treasures at the Museum of Geraldton during the Wind on Water Festival! These events, which are part of the Museum's broader School Holiday Program, include The Pirates' Cove, Parrot 'n' Patch and Make a Treasure Chest, as well as their ever popular variety of Museum Trails.

Here are the details:

The Pirates’ Cove

Dates: 13 April - 29 April
Times: 9.30am - 3pm
Cost: Free
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

The Pirates’ Cove is a place of activity, discovery and lots of fun for pirates of all ages.

  • Burying the Booty - A pirate’s game to test your strategy, cunning and skill. Who can Captain Anne Bonny really trust to help get her treasure safely to the desert island?
  • Flying the Flag! - Pirates were known at sea by the type of Jolly Roger they flew. Find out about this notorious flag and create one for famous pirate Anne Bonny.
  • Who’s who – pirates and their flags - Match the pirates with their Jolly Roger. What does a Jolly Roger with a red background mean? Who would fly such a flag?
  • Arrr! So you wanna be a pirate! - Try your hand at the skills needed to be a crew member on a pirate ship, including testing your sea legs, setting a course out to sea using a compass and walking the plank. Will you be good enough to be the captain, or just one of the motley crew?
  • Thar’ also be puzzles to share with your scurvy crew
  • Picture Perfect Pirate - Dive into the dress up box and deck yourself out as the perfect pirate. Don’t forget to bring your camera! #WAMholidayfun

Parrot ‘n’ Patch

Dates: 13 April - 29 April
Times: 9.30am – 3pm
Cost: $2
Age: All ages
Bookings: Required for groups of five or more. Book by calling 9431 8393.

Make a pesky pirate’s parrot to sit on your shoulder and a patch to cover an eye: must-have accessories for any young pirate.

Make a Treasure Chest

Dates: 13 April - 29 April
Times: 9.30am - 3pm
Cost: $2
Age: All
Bookings: Required for groups of five or more. Book by calling 9431 8393.

Just what every pirate needs – a chest to put yer treasure in! It even comes with a few small ‘treasures’ to get yer started. Arrr!

Museum Trails

Take yourself on an adventure around the Museum! There are three special holiday trails for you to choose from.

Dates: 13 April - 29 April
Times: 9.30am - 3pm
Cost: $3 ($2.50 for families of 4 or more children)
Age: Various
Bookings: No bookings required

Aye Aye Captain Trail

Look for the loot chest around the Museum's galleries to find hidden treasures!

Voyage of Discovery Trail

Let a fair wind take you on an adventure into an unknown world full of mystery and riddles.

Pirate’s Trail

Can you find all the things a pirate would need?

The  Museum of Geraldton is located at 2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton. Visit http://museum.wa.gov.au/holidays-museum-geraldton for more information.

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