After travelling 1.7 million kilometres 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 gallery with the story and history of the ship, children’s Crew Calls, Pirate Days and a wharf with picnic facilities.
Open every day during the Victorian school holidays! Saturday 22 December to Tuesday 29 January (2019).
Ahoy there, families and mateys of all walks and ages – it’s time to ready yer sea legs and leave the landlubbers behind for a day of music, arts and crafts, food stalls and wild pirate games aboard the historical Polly Woodside.
Children under 15 are welcome free of charge and you can receive 50% off parking at DFO South Wharf with your entry ticket.
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 our fun and interactive tour of the ship!
Please note, the Crew Calls are subject to change and do not run on Pirate Day.
Storytime every Saturday and Sunday at 10.15am (ages 0-5)
and during the Victorian school holidays.
Vale Captain Ralph McDonell.
Ralph McDonell left his mark through a lifetime of support to the Polly Woodside. Read his story here.