Sun, Jul 02|
Argonauts Assemble! Ancient Seafaring for Kids
This school holidays, discover the world of ancient Greek ships and build your own model trireme. Suited to ages 7–14.
Jul 02, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Argonauts assemble! This school holidays, we're casting off to the world of ancient Greek seafaring and shipwrighting. Discover adventurous stories of ancient seafarers, build your own model trireme and try your hand at ancient naval battle tactics!
The ancient Mediterranean was abuzz with seafarers looking to trade with neighbours, expand territories and find adventure. Join us as we explore these stories of exploration, ingenuity and warfare in ancient Greek waters, including types of ships and naval tactics, and the people and poleis who used them.
Once you've got a grounding in ancient seafaring, it's time to put your knowledge to the test. Step into the shoes of an ancient Greek shipwrighter – a carpenter who built and repaired ships – by assembling a model trireme from laser cut pieces. Finally, do you have what it takes to be an ancient seafarer? Find out as we reenact an ancient naval battle, using the historical tactics we've learned!
Recommended for children aged 7–14 years. Tickets include all materials, and Museum general admission after the workshop.
This workshop builds off the Greeks and Galleys series in the Argonauts Club newsletter, a monthly email with snackable stories about Greek ships through the ages. The Argonauts Club is free to join – subscribe today.
General Admission – Child
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