Fremantle: undersea fantasy comes to life at WA Maritime Museum


Visitor services office Sharon Harris at the WA Maritime Museum.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d469727
Visitor services office Sharon Harris at the WA Maritime Museum. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d469727

CHILDREN can explore the mysteries of the deep after a new exhibition inspired by the Jules Verne classic, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, opened at the WA Maritime Museum.

Museum chief executive Alec Coles said Voyage to the Deep brought to life the adventures of Captain Nemo, his fantastical Nautilus submarine and the mythical world he inhabited.

“At the centre of this fantasy world is a giant Nautilus replica where children can climb aboard and discover the inner workings of a deep-sea submersible,” he said.

“They will be able to take the controls at the helm, peer through the periscopes, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s Cabinet of Curiosities.”

Children can then venture through the world below the waves, with the octopus’s garden featuring a giant clam shell and a giant squid.

The exhibition was developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum and is on until August 20.

For more information about the exhibition and entry fees, visit www.museum.wa.gov.au.

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