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July School Holidays at WA Maritime Museum

The WA Maritime Museum has lots of activities for kids to explore the fascinating world of ancient Rome.

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Saturday 4 July 2020 – Sunday 19 July 2020

Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers

Travel back in time and discover the determination, machines, and genius that carved the great Roman Empire.

This family-friendly exhibition features carefully reconstructed replica machines that reflect one of the most technologically significant times in human history.

The creators have reconstructed Ancient Roman technology using the same materials and techniques used thousands of years ago. You will see artefacts, models, catapults, frescoes, armour, weapons, busts, and more.

The entire family will enjoy learning about this fascinating era, from Caesar’s military genius and Rome’s mighty machines, to gladiators, the Colosseum, and Roman life and people.

Discover Ancient Rome as part of your family day out in Fremantle!

Dates: Saturday 4 July –Sunday 19 July
Times: Open 9.30am - 5pm
Cost: Prices vary
Bookings: Tickets can be purchased online or at the door

Rome Re-Imagined

Join us for a celebration of all things from ancient Rome, as we uncover the wonders of the city that became an empire.

Take away a paper-craft gladiator helmet or goddess mask, and a junior or senior A-Mazing Mosaic activity, to complete your Roman inspiration in your own time at home!

Dates: Saturday 4 January - Sunday 19 July
Times: 9.30am - 5pm
Ages: 4+ years
Cost: Free. Museum entry fees apply for adults.
Bookings: Essential for groups of 10+ on 1300 134 081

Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019, PG)

Join us for a movie screening of Rotten Romans. An all-star comedy cast brings this horrible history tale to life on the big screen.

Atti is a Roman teenager with brains but little brawn. When one of his schemes falls foul of the Roman emperor Nero, Atti is forced to join the army and is sent to Britain.

Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla, a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior.

When the Romans and Celts prepare for combat in the Battle of Watling Street, Atti and Orla find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield.

For information on ratings and parental guidance visit: IMDB Parents Guide or Common Sense Media listing

Dates: Saturday 4 July- Sunday 19 July
Times: 11am & 2pm
Cost: Free. Museum entry fees apply for adults.
Ages: Rated PG. Recommended for 9+ years
Bookings: Essential. Book online or by calling 1300 134 081.

Please note: Bookings are essential as limited audience numbers are required during these screenings to allow for physical distancing requirements. To confirm your booking registration you must redeem your free session ticket at the Museum at least 20 minutes before the screening time on the day.

The Museum is closed on public holidays.

Programs are subject to availability. All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


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