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A DAY OUT?
Why not join us
and continue a
has endured for
almost a century
Every Saturday, from October to Easter, spectators
board the SFS ferry for an amazing harbour cruise
that follows the Historic 18 Foot Skiff Race.
The Rosman Ferry – Regal departs at 2pm
SFS Clubhouse Wharf 76 McDougall St, Kirribilli (next to Ensemble Theatre)
Spectators can expect to return to the SFS at around 4:30pm.
Ticket prices are a fraction of any other harbour cruise
$20 Members $25 Non Members
Commentary and a program of the race will be provided.
Tel. 9955 8350
Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates
will be taking over Sydney this summer when the Australian National
Maritime Museum presents Australia’s first interactive, hands-on
exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books.
Produced in association with Scholastic Children’s Books,
Horrible Histories – Pirates will bring author Terry Deary and illustrator
Martin Brown’s unique approach to history to life with foul facts,
lively illustrations and gruesome games and will take families back
in time to the days when perilous pirates ruled the seas.
The museum will challenge families to discover if they have what
it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Visitors can take command
of a pirate ship, design their own pirate flag and try out different
weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. They’ll find their fate on
the wheel of misfortune, discover the best loot to steal and take
a pirate selfie.
Along the way, they’ll discover why pirate women were just
as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate.
They’ll learn about the ships they sailed on, the punishments they
suffered and the rules they lived by.
Families will also come face to face with over 100 objects from
real shipwrecks including coins, cannon balls, beads and a jug
from the Batavia wrecked in 1629 following a gruesome mutiny.
The exhibition will run in conjunction with a full range of
school holiday activities. h
Kids’ craft activities: Patch eyed pirates
5-12 years. 10am–4pm until 25 January.
Craft your own terrific tall ship, sculpt a swashbuckling piratical accessory or
a splendiferous spyglass, design a Jolly Roger flag or a terrifying temporary
tattoo. Dress up in costumes and learn about the golden age of piracy with
Cabinet of curiosities Pernicious pirates and their wicked
All ages. 11am–12pm & 2pm–3pm daily until 25 January.
Get up close and personal with curious and terrible weapons, dress, and
navigational tools related to the golden age of piracy in this hands on touch
Family Theatre Show: Calico Jack and the Pirate Cat
4-12 years and adults. 11.30am and 2pm daily except Saturdays.
Hoist the mail sail and get set for adventure as we take to the seas with
infamous golden age Caribbean Pirate Calico Jack in this fanciful re-
imagining of how he might have met Anne Bonny and her foul-mouthed
feline freebooter. Join the action as they encounter wild storms, perilous
plagues, daring duels, rampant rodents and debunk the myths of pirate life
in a comedic and charming tale.
Family torchlight tour – Pirate Recruits Treasure Hunt
4-12 years and adults. 6–7.30pm Friday 15 January.
Take a theatrical treasure hunt through the museum galleries by torchlight
with your hilarious character guide Captain Grognose Johnny!
Under 5s tours - Treasure hunting tots
Tuesdays and Saturdays in January
Dive in and explore curious creatures, hidden treasure and more in special
character tours for under 5s and their carers. Enjoy stories, sing songs and
move and dance through the galleries in this fun filled learning program.
Afterwards you can head to Kids on Deck for creative crafts and messy play.
Two day TV Presenting Workshop: The terrible truth about
8-14 years. 10am–4pm 13 & 14 January.
Join filmmaker Nicola Walkerden to script, film, present and edit your
own creative TV segment. Have your work exhibited in a special museum
screening for your family and friends.
DJ Workshop: Yo Ho Pirate Radio
8-14 years. 10am–3.30pm 20 January.
Remix, reverb and record your own Horrible Histories Pirates inspired songs
in a fun filled workshop on digital music making. Learn professional music
editing and composing techniques.
The Australian National Maritime Museum on Darling Harbour is open daily from
9.30am–5.00pm. Call 02 9298 3777 or visit <http://www.anmm.gov.au>
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