Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks School Visits

Self-guided

Dates

Monday to Friday during term | 10am

Arrival from 9.30am to allow for morning break. Start time can be adjusted on request.

Primary/Secondary
Primary
Secondary
Curriculum
Multiple
Year Level
All year levels
Duration
60-120 minutes
Cost

$12.50 per student

Bookings

See booking information below

Overview

Are you planning to bring your class to the Brickwrecks exhibition? Great choice! It’s a fantastic experience that your students will be sure to remember!

Below, you will find everything that you need to know for a self-guided visit.

For an extra-fun bonus, you may also wish to consider this facilitated program as an extension to your visit, available for a limited end-of-term season only:

 

A close-up view of two children's hands holding old coins

Adventures in Maritime Archaeology: Brickwrecks

Monday to Friday during Weeks 9 and 10 of Term 3 (13 – 24 September)

More information

 

 

 


At the Museum

What your class will experience

Part A: Self-Guided Brickwrecks Exhibition Exploration (Temporary Exhibition Gallery, WA Maritime Museum) 

  • Explore the Brickwrecks exhibition in small groups, each with an adult helper
  • Focus on aspects of the exhibition that link to classroom programs/learning areas, such as maritime archaeology (Science and History), maritime history (history), model building (Design and Technology) or shipwreck stories (History and English)
  • A Learning Resource is available below to provide ideas on how to explore the exhibition
  • The exhibition also includes several hands-on interactives that explain aspects of maritime archaeology and history 
  • A food and toilet break can be included in this hour of the rotations if required
  • This part is led by your group leaders

Download the Brickwrecks Learning Resource [PDF 8.22MB]

Part B: Self-Guided Shipwrecks and Shrink-rays Maritime Museum Trail (If multiple classes are coming and you wish to rotate them through the rest of the Museum)

  • Take part in a fun trail (searching for hidden LEGO® minifigs) that guides students through some of the Maritime Museum’s collection highlights, whilst making links to maritime archaeology and the Brickwrecks exhibition
  • Follow the bubbles, stand on the flippers and find “Mary and Marty”, the LEGO® minifig maritime archaeologists
  • Discover some fun facts about the Museum collection
  • Learn about some of the skills and challenges of maritime archaeologists 
  • On completion of the trail, students can work in small groups to explore some of the Museum interactive games in the Shipwreck Adventure Zone
  • This part is led by your group leaders

Download the Shipwrecks and Shrink-rays Maritime Museum Trail [PDF 5MB]

 


Booking instructions

Step 1 – Understanding the rotation

  • We can accommodate up to 2 classes per day – starting at 10am, 11am or 12 pm rotating through the self-guided Brickwrecks exhibition exploration and the self-guided exploration of the rest of the Maritime Museum (start time can be adjusted on request)

Step 2 – Making a booking

Please send an email to education@museum.wa.gov.au with the following details and we will begin to process your booking:

  1. Program choice: Self-guided Brickwrecks visit
  2. Preferred visit dates and session times
  3. Number of classes and student numbers in each class
  4. Number of attending adults per class
  5. Contact teacher name, email and mobile number
  6. School

Step 3 – Planning your visit

  • Don’t forget to read the Planning Your Visit section so you are prepared for your visit to the Museum
  • If you are booking for more than one class, please share this page with your fellow class teachers

Please email education@museum.wa.gov.au or call us on 1300 134 081 to discuss other booking options if the above is not suitable.

Booking conditions

  • We may need refuse entry if we are already at capacity at your selected Museum and you haven't pre-booked
  • A minimum supervisor ratio of 1 adult to 10 students is required, however a ratio of 1 to 6 is preferred for this program
  • Bookings need to be made 14 days before the date of your visit
  • Changes to dates and times are subject to availability
  • Refunds are not available if you cancel your booking within 14 days of your visit

 


Curriculum links

Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks covers content which suits a wide range of year levels and Curriculum outcomes.

The Brickwrecks Learning Resource has been developed with reference to the Australian Curriculum, as is the best way to learn about how you can incorporate your visit into your classroom program.

Download the Brickwrecks Learning Resource [PDF 8.22MB]

 


Duration

The self-guided exploration of each part (Part A: Brickwrecks exhibition and Part B: Shipwrecks and Shrink-rays in the rest of the Museum) both take 45 minutes to one hour.

Allow time for swapping groups, food and toilet breaks into your schedule.

 


Planning your visit

General to WA Maritime Museum

  • On arrival at the Museum, please check in at the Front Desk to confirm your student numbers, booked session times and emergency contact details.
     
  • The Museum is open from 9.30am for access to toilets and storage of bags etc.
     
  • If you are running late please contact the WA Maritime Museum front desk on 9431 8334, or the Customer Relations Team on 1300 134 081.