Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over the National Wool Museum this November when it presents the Australian National Maritime Museum’s interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.
Produced in association with Scholastic Children’s Books, the exhibition will bring author Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown’s unique approach to history to life with foul facts, lively illustrations and gruesome games and will take families back in time to the days when perilous pirates ruled the seas.
In Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition the museum will challenge families to discover if they have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Visitors can takecommand of a pirate ship, design their own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. They’ll find their fate on the wheel of misfortune, discover the best loot to steal and take a pirate selfie.
Along the way, they’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. They’ll learn about the ships they sailed on, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by. Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition will open on Saturday 19 November at 10am at the National Wool Museum, Geelong.
Horrible Histories has been filling children’s heads with foul facts since 1993. It is the world’s bestselling children’s history series with over 60 titles published. Now in its sixth season, Horrible Histories is an award-winning TV show and is shown on ABC3. The theatre productions created with Birmingham Stage Company are in their 10th anniversary year and have toured extensively worldwide, including a sell-out performance of the Sydney Opera House in 2014.