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 September to Sunday 7 October.
Pirate Day – Sunday 7 October
Come ‘n join in th’ fun on th’ Polly Woodside! Find as much gold as ye can in one o’ three loot hunts on th’ day, scrub th’ decks, walk th’ plank ‘n heaps more!
Storytime every Saturday and Sunday at 10.15am (ages 0-5)
and during the Victorian school holidays.
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.
Vale Captain Ralph McDonell.
Ralph McDonell left his mark through a lifetime of support to the Polly Woodside. Read his story here.