This program involves a visit to the restored 1874 cargo ship James Craig to investigate how a tall ship was operated and what life was like on board.

Curriculum references (NSW)

NSW HSIE Stages 3
Change and Continuity CCS3.1
Science and technology PPS3.4, PSS3.5

Program structure

Students receive a guided tour both above and below decks. They learn what it was like to serve as a crew member, visit the captain's cabin and handle cargo and ship's equipment.


Price: $10 per student.

Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge within the ratios specified in Plan Your School Visit. Additional adults will be charged the student rate.

More information

  • A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies.
  • Duration and start/finish times: contingent upon student numbers and will be arranged and explained during booking.
  • Breaks: you're welcome to take recess or lunch at the museum before or after the program, but mid-program breaks must be arranged at time of booking.
  • Entry to exhibitions and vessels: all bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting. All other vessels require pre-booking. A supervisor/student ratio of 1:15 applies on HMAS Vampire.