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Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story

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Address: Melbourne Maritime Museum 2A Clarendon St | South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9699 9760
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Step aboard and join the crew on the Polly Woodside and experience life on...

Step aboard and join the crew on the Polly Woodside and experience life on board a real tall ship in the 1800s. Discover a new world of maritime adventure through an interactive gallery, immersive theatre and special events.

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Pirate Day

Enjoyable visit on the ship with friendly staff putting on a pirate themed event. Amazing to see how travel by ship has changed since those early days.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 13, 2016
GERARD F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Polly Woodside has been very well restored, and is very interesting being a tall ship though with a metal rather than wooden hull. This puts her in the tradition of the SS Great Britain. Well worth a visit, friendly team and mainly open at weekends I think so probably best to check before visiting. Thanks and well done!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Polly Woodside is an iron hulled, three masted barque that was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1885. The ship sailed most of its days around Australia and New Zealand. The barque, now restored has been made into a museum and docked along the South Wharf Promedade on the Yarra river. The ship is about 200 feet long with it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Great fun, the kids loved it (x2 8 year olds). As well as being fun it was educational, lots of things were learned as they scrubbed the deck and carried the cargo.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable visit on the ship with friendly staff putting on a pirate themed event. Amazing to see how travel by ship has changed since those early days.

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Thank GERARD F
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We had a lot of fun on our excursion to Polly Woodside. The First Mate made us scrub the deck and threw a bucket of water at us! We loved getting wet! We found it interesting that the cabin boy had to wash the 'poo rope'. We learnt that sailors had to work even if they didn't want to. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We bought tickets for this at a discounted price when we visited the Melbourne Gaol (combo tickets). My son joined the tour led by Justin. Justin was fabulous - funny, entertaining and engaging for all the children in the group despite ranging in age from 3 yrs to 10 yrs. It was one of my son's highlights of our trip... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Just around the corner from the convention centre. Looks nice and great from the outside. A decent visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

What a wonderful visit. We arrived to the front where we were greeted so nicely by a lady who made us feel so welcome, and luckily we had arrived just in time for a kids session. Our 3.5 year old and 2 year old with us and Justin made the day just wonderful, he managed to entertain our young children... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

More suitable for kids for the crew call. Besides that, adults will find it boring. It is an interesting ship, but the journey there is a little long when you can finish the visit in less than an hour, and the place is too quiet without much surprises.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My son and his kids had a lovely experience with the pirates show face painting and having a tour of the ship took beaut pics.

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