Free museum entry to kids dressed as pirates

LtoR: Mia Clarke (6), Maritime Museum director Ian MacLeod and Kai Sinclair (4).
LtoR: Mia Clarke (6), Maritime Museum director Ian MacLeod and Kai Sinclair (4).

The museum is offering free entry to children who embrace the celebrations of the festival and dress up as their best scary or friendly pirate.

WA Museum Fremantle director Ian MacLeod, who donned his own pirate costume last week to spread the message, said it was a unique maritime experience that tied in well with the museum.

‘The Maritime Museum being located at the end of Victoria Quay is the logical place for all visitors on ships, cruising and sailing to come in and get a feel of our rich and rewarding WA history of boats and our engagement with the water,’ he said.

‘With the WA Shipwreck Gallery being full of materials recovered from sailing and steam ships it was the logical connection for the WA Maritime Museum to be involved in the program.

‘Children normally have few occasions to dress up for and so the museum thought it would be good for their parents not to have to pay entry for the children and it is a good way to welcome the visitors to Fremantle and to WA.’