School Excursions

Let students take on a crew role under the direction of the First mate.

The National Trust has developed a range of school programs for primary levels Yrs 1- 6.

The one hour facilitated sessions aboard ship include a range of hands-on activities and engaging experiences from using the capstan to hauling sails to scrubbing decks and learning the fine arts of navigation.

The excursion includes entry to the Gallery and a film about the life of George Andrews, the ship's carpenter in 1904 and his journey aboard the ship.

Full details about the program, curriculum links and online bookings - click here.


Bookings & Price

Cost for all Polly Discovery programs is $8.40 per student.

Teachers and carers and are permitted free entry.

Go to our Online Bookings page here.

or phone our Bookings Team: 8663 7260 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm.

Group Size

The maximum group size is 80. The minimum group size is 20.


Getting there
The Polly Woodside is located between the Yarra River and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Clarendon Street, Melbourne. Public Trans port 10 minute walk from Southern Cross Station or a short stroll from Tram Stop No.124A-Clarendon Street-Spencer St Bridge.

Available at South Wharf Shopping Centre.