The People of Polly Woodside

Come to Polly Woodside for a tour that focuses on the People of Polly Woodside. From the Woodside Family to the crew that worked the ship and beyond.
How it would have been to live and work on board throughout her various uses along with some poignant history as well.

Join a 1 hour tour of Polly Woodside with an experienced guide as they tell you not only about the history, but also about the People of Polly Woodside. The ship was built by people, people lived and worked on the ship, Polly helped people and now she has been restored by people. Without people, Polly Woodside would not exist nor would she have lived the interesting life we love to learn about today.

Afterwards, please explore the ship and museum for up to 30 mins.
Most suitable for ages 16 and up.

Special Offer! Sunday 5th May – Open Day. Polly Woodside is Open from 10am till 4pm and will have these tours available at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Included with the cost of standard entry but limited to 30 people per tour. Bring the whole family, there will be games and crafts available for the kids while the adults take the tour.

Event dates

Event Details

Polly Woodside, 21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Victoria

Parking available at DFO or MCEC.
Closest Train Station is Southern Cross.
Closest Tram Stop is 124A - Casino/MCEC/Clarendon Street


Thursday 18th April: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wednesday 24th April: 11:00am-12:30pm
Wednesday 1st May: 11:00am-12:30pm
Wednesday 8th May: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Thursday 16th May: 11:00am-12:30pm
Sunday 5th May: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 5, Concession $ 10, Members $ 5
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
The Museum is fully accessible as is the main deck, the ship is limited with a gangway and stairs, the only method to board the ship and move around.