Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story, Melbourne

3.9
#11 of 31 in Museums in Melbourne
Specialty Museum Museum
Would-be pirates will be highly entertained at Polly Woodside, a historic museum ship moored at South Wharf. At Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story, learn what it was like to navigate treacherous waters and load cargo at Melbourne’s iconic tall ship, intended for deep-water trade around the world. Roam the Belfast-built, iron-hulled barque from 1885 and experience Australia’s maritime history. A visit to the interactive gallery and the officers’ cabin will keep children (of all ages) entertained. Our Melbourne trip generator makes visiting Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We had a very inspiring guide who was able to bring life on a ship to a virtual reality. Well presented and informative.  more »
  • If you have little ones (probably between 3-8 is best), it really is worth going on Pirate Sunday (first Sunday of the month). The pirates are incredible with the kids; playing games, finding treasure...  more »
  • If you love Maritime History a visit to the Polly Woodside will not disappoint. Built in 1885 in Belfast it was used in a variety of uses until finally dry docked in 2006 in Melbourne. A great look of...  more »

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