After travelling 1.5 million miles across the globe, 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.
We offer two different experiences aboard the Polly Woodside, depending on what your interests.
Polly Woodside Open Day – first Sunday of the month
Come aboard and explore at your own pace or join one of our guided tours. Please arrive a few minutes early if you would like to join a tour. Each tour is approximately 45 – 60 minutes. Open day tours operate at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
Pirate Day – third Sunday of the month
Come along and experience the pirate life. We encourage dressing up and participating in Fashions on the Plank, receive your pirate tattoo (washable!) and your very own pirate name. Our captain will have the kids scrubbing the deck, swinging the rope and going on a treasure hunt. Arrr the pirate’s life for you!
Each session will comprise of the following activities:
- Pirate Tattoo’s and Pirate Name
- Craft Activities and Reading Corner
- Scrub the Deck and Rope Swing
- Fashions on the Plank – we encourage the kids to dress up as a pirate for this
- Treasure hunt
We will also have a reading corner, colouring and craft activities available, you can explore the ship and museum, take some amazing photos and have a fun day out me hearties, Yo Ho!!
Session one runs at 10am till 12:30pm & session two runs at 1:30pm till 4:00pm