Polly Woodside

Polly Woodside – Step Aboard!

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A Virtual Tour of the Ship and Gallery in 3 Dimensions

Follow the arrows and tour the Polly Woodside above and below decks including the award winning Polly Woodside Gallery. 3D Interactive photography courtesy of Barney Meyer.


Opening Hours

Our current opening hours are from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Last entry is recommended at 3.15pm.

Polly Woodside is only open 7 days a week during the Victorian school holidays.

Please visit our What's On section for more details, or click to go to the Location, Tickets & Times page here.


Explore the real Polly Woodside with the Mate

Join one of our First Mates and sign up as a crew member for a complete tour of the ship where you have to do all the work - scrub the decks, haul the sail or push the capstan.

Find out all about the history of the ship and the period of sail in our gallery and learn all about the hardship and adventure of life at sea.


New Combo Pass - Old Melbourne Gaol & Polly Woodside

Visit Melbourne’s two most exciting heritage attractions - the Old Melbourne Gaol and the Polly Woodside for one low price with our National Trust 2 attraction pass. Hop on the free tram between both sites.

Entry into the Old Melbourne Gaol and the Polly Woodside for only $30 per adult.

More details about tickets and opening times.

Polly Woodside wins National Honour

The Polly Woodside recently won award for Best Permanent Exhibition (Level 3) at Museums Australia Museums & Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs) in Adelaide.

Read all about the Polly Woodside's recent development in an article in September 2012 Signals, quarterly journal of the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Pirates, pirates and more pirates!

Shiver me timbers! Why not join our pirate crew and have your party with us or come to our Pirate Sundays. Pirate Sundays take place on the first Sunday of every month! To find more details of all of our events and activities check the What's On page.

The perfect place for special event

Why not create your own special event aboard our ship. The Polly Woodside offers a unique venue for you to enjoy right in the heart of the city centre with great views of Melbourne. Find out more ..