Join the WA Maritime Museum these school holidays as we explore the marvellous world of ancient Rome through the amazing time capsule of Pompeii.
Enjoy the following fun and education activities for kids in celebration of the WA Maritime Museum's new exhibit Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue.
23 September - 8 October, 10am – 2pm - costume demonstrations at 11am daily
Join in a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we dig into this world to uncover the story of Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue exhibition. Explore our Roman military uniform touch-table as well as our In Fashion toga draping and Roman ladies’ costume demonstration.
The Grey Company: Romans vs the Pirates
30 September & 1 October, 10am - 2pm - Battles: 10.30am, 11.30am & 1pm and Displays & Discussion: 10am – 2pm
Step back into ancient times with The Grey Company for a lively and fantastic encounter! A local unit of Roman soldiers face-off against the ruthless band of pirates that have been threatening the Empire’s supply ships on the seas near Pompeii. Who will triumph in this clash of forces?
26 September & 3 October, 10.00am – 11.30am; 12.30am - 2.00pm
Develop your physics concepts and construction skills with our ancient Roman naval ballista workshop! This crossbow of the high seas was built to sling missiles at enemy ships. You will make-your-own miniature ballista to take home and have fun with test-firing challenges.
Creative Junior Photography Workshop
27 September & 4 October, 10am – 11.30am
Back by popular demand! Get creative with a hands-on photography workshop, presented by Kingsley Klau. In this workshop learn how to capture engaging images using your camera, tablet or smartphone.
Pizza Perfetto! at Pizza Bella Roma, Fremantle
28 – 29 September & 5 – 6 October, 10am – 11.30am
Come and learn the secrets of making ‘pizza perfetto’ (perfect pizza) with expert chefs at Fremantle’s Pizza Bella Roma restaurant. This workshop will have you getting your hands fit, flouring and punching dough with the best of them!
For more information, including prices and booking details, visit museum.wa.gov.au/museums/maritime/school-holidays-wa-maritime-museum.