After travelling 1.5 million miles and circumnavigating the world 17 times The Polly Woodside now welcomes you aboard.
Built in Belfast in 1885, the three masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America.
You can join the crew, come aboard for a tour of the ship and discover what life was like on a tall ship sailing the seven seas.
Polly Woodside offers a range of activities for visitors including a history gallery, wharf with picnic facilities and children’s Crew Calls. We also have Children’s Birthday parties, Pirate Sundays, live theatre and school excursions.
Storytime every Saturday and Sunday at 10.15am (ages 0-5)
and during the Victorian school holidays.
Pirate Day – Sunday 3rd June
Children’s Crew Calls – 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Every weekend & during the Victorian school holidays!
Children with loud voices, energy to scrub decks and an ability to pull scary faces are encouraged to attend!
Please note, the Crew Calls are subject to change and do not run on Pirate Day.
Winter School Holidays 30 June-15 July
Pirate Day – Sunday, July 1
Pirate Quest Lego Workshops
Come and join in the fun these school holidays at Polly Woodside with a special pirate themed LEGO workshop presented by BRICKS 4 KIDZ.
Admission price includes a fun and interactive tour of the ship after the workshop where you get to scrub the decks, ring the bell and experience what life was like at sea. Suitable for ages 4-10 years.
Please note that Groupon vouchers are not valid for this event.
Children’s Crew Calls
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm everyday
Storytime 10.15am everyday
Vale Captain Ralph McDonell.
Ralph McDonell left his mark through a lifetime of support to the Polly Woodside. Read his story here.