National Science Week 2023: Maritime Science

Event date: 18 August 2023
Event time: Anytime between 10am and 1pm

Join the WA Shipwrecks Museum during the National Science Week as they focus on the ‘science-at-work’ for WA Museum’s conservation scientists and maritime archaeologists.

See real historical artefacts up close, including cannon balls, some hundreds of years old! The friendly Museum education team will explain the innovative techniques their scientists use to discover and preserve these objects. Did you know museum archaeologists use remote sensing technology such as sidescanning sonars and magnetometers to find and document shipwrecks and other historical artefacts? Once they are discovered, they are preserved by their conservators who are innovators in preserving historic wrecks, including one of the world’s first iron ships, SS Xantho 1848 – whose fascinating engine you can see in the Museum.

Suitable for 6 to 12 years.

Cost (if applicable):

WA Shipwrecks Museum
Cliff Street FREMANTLE 6160

Contact details:
WA Shipwrecks Museum