War At Sea – Navy in World War 1

War at Sea draws on the personal accounts of WWI Navy servicemen – through their diaries, mementoes, ship’s logs and letters home – to tell their incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice amidst the drudgery of life at sea, patrolling, blockading and escorting troopships.

The banner exhibition explores the mystery surrounding the loss of Australia’s first submarine AE1 and the role of the Royal Australian Bridging Train at Gallipoli in 1915. The exhibition consists of eight display panels and four short videos which delve into different aspects of the Navy’s involvement in the Great War, largely through the voices of the servicemen who were there. Additionally, Seaworks has developed a history of the Royal Australian Navy which is on exhibition alongside the Colonial Navy display.

This is a comprehensive display of the Naval history of Victoria and Australia.

Event dates

Event Details

Address:
Seaworks Williamstown, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Vic

Williamstown Train Station is a short walk to Seaworks along Ann Street.

Times:

11.00am - 3.00pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
no
Website:
seaworks.com.au/1819-2/
Onsite facilities:
Social:
Other things
you need to know:
By Train: Trains leave from Southern Cross and Flinders st every 20 minutes. From there you may catch a train directly to Williamstown or the Werribee line. If catching the Werribee line, change at Newport for a Williamstown train. Take the train to Williamstown station (After Williamstown North and Williamstown Beach). From the station: Upon leaving the station follow the road (Ann St) to the right and follow it all the way up to Seaworks, about 500 meters to Nelson Place. Upon reaching Nelson place, you can turn left and walk up Nelson place about 50 meters to find Seaworks’ front entrance on the right hand side. Alternatively you can keep following Ann st another 100m all the way up to 2 Ann st where the back entrance will be on the left. There are frequent buses that head past Seaworks as well. For an up to date schedule and to plan your journey, head to the Public Transport Victoria website. By Ferry: If you are in the city, you may want to think about catching the ferry from Southbank.

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