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VERA HATTON GALLERY
This exhibition explores the Navigators who have shaped our world and the technology that enabled them to make it safely back again - mostly! There were spectacular ship-wrecks and events that made these some of the bravest or foolhardy men of their time. Perhaps William Bligh's ability to navigate a small open boat 7,000 kilometers to safety in Java with his men after the mutiny was shaped by his experiences sailing with Captain Cook, these stories and more
Come on a journey through time as we explore the people, the technology and the events over 4 centuries and see how exploration of space still utilises some of the same concepts.
The exhibition uses graphics, and objects from the museum's Halloran Collection.
Image of William Bligh (by John Webber c1776) used in the exhibition.
(The original painting is in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, Canberra)
TREASURE HUNT - EVERYDAY
FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM - CHILDREN UNDER 16
The museum is open every day and we have a treasure hunt activity to keep children busy in the museum.
Small prize if they answer all the questions.
Ask at the font desk on arrival.
The Museum hosts a range of arts based workshops during the school terms on site. These are organised and run by individual operators. If you are interested, please contact the Museum.
Phone 4441 - 5675
Yaar!! me Hearties...
PIRATES EXHIBITION: the (mostly) true story
Opens 1st April 2021
Yaaaar! All aboard the pirate ship as we set sail to plunder and roam the seven seas!
Search for hidden treasure and learn the truth about swash-buckling and fearsome pirates throughout history – from the notorious Blackbeard to William Douglas Campbell - a rogue who hid a ship in Jervis Bay! Not to mention a few rascally pirates like Madame Ching, Mary Reed and Anne Bonney.
Fun for all the family.
MANGROVE BOARDWALK AND GROUNDS
The Museum is set in a natural landscape, with gardens that are maintained by our volunteers. There is also the Mangrove Boardwalk which winds its way around the mangroves and ends with a view point of Currambene Creek. This short walk is wonderful regardless of the tides for the variety of life that uses the mangrove system.
Look for Necklace seaweed and at low tide myriad Fiddler Crabs going about their business.
Reserve Gardens and Mangrove Boardwalk access is free.
MAY - SEPTEMBER MORNING MARKETS
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
From May to September each year, enjoy a relaxed Saturday morning browsing at our Morning Markets, with a variety of arts and crafts, home wares, local produce, and a range of food choices, including our fundraising BBQ. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and listen to the music by the pond to while away the time.
If you are a market stall-holder who would like to join us at our market, please click on the following link: Expression of Interest
If you are a musician or band who is interested in playing at the markets, please click on the following link: Market Music