School Holidays - Sail into Summer

January 4 – January 21 SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Spend your school holidays in an enchanting maritime village that is alive with kids activities, farm animals, yummy food, fresh air and ocean views


All activities require adult supervision.
Speaking Across the Waves — SAILMAKERS LOFT

In 1854 an international flag signalling code was devised so ships could “speak” to one another and to those on the shore. The Flagstaff at Flagstaff Hill is an original example of how this was done. Use these flags to spell out your name and hang it as a decoration in your room.

Creative Crocheted Jewellery — SAILMAKERS LOFT

Using traditional crochet techniques of looping and threading with a hooked needle, create a beautiful bracelet or anklet using beading wire and beads.


These are simple spinning toys whereby two looped ends of twisting thread are pulled with both arms, causing the wooden disc in the middle to spin creating a great sound. Thread and decorate a wooden whirly gig to take home with you.  There’s hours of holiday fun to be had with these fun toys.


Ladies and gentleman come and decorate a traditional fan to be used when attending formal events or to give as a beautiful present. They can come in very handy in the hot weather.

Highly Strung Village Folk — SAILMAKERS LOFT

Working with wool and rope, create your own tightly bound village folk. They can travel with you anywhere and provide hours of imaginative fun. Make just one or create a whole family!

Seascape Collage - SAILMAKERS LOFT

Create a stunning seascape picture using a combination of natural and man-made materials. Think about the beautiful beaches of Warrnambool that you have visited for inspiration.

Cooking Up A Storm - TEA ROOMS

Using a traditional recipe, measure, mix and create your very own delicious treats, so irresistible that they won’t last long!
(Suitable for 5 – 15 year olds. Limited numbers. Book at Reception.)

Reading, ‘Riting & ‘Rithmatic – COMMON SCHOOL

Be on your best behaviour as the School Ma’am or Sir shows you how to behave in the 1870’s Common School. Dress in period costume, role play & use slate boards. Don’t misbehave or the School Ma’am might have to get her cane out & you don’t want that!
(Suitable for 5 – 12 year olds. Limited numbers. Book at Reception)

Marvellous Medicines with Dr John Harrison - WHARF THEATRE

Be prepared for fun, surprises and lots of laughs with Flagstaff Hill’s very own Apothecary as he provides an entertaining insight into the curious ailments that affect our bodies. Look out for the man in the purple coat and top hat!  (Suitable for children and adults. Limited numbers. Book at Reception.)

Bookings are not required for craft activities but children may be required to wait if maximum numbers have been reached according to COVID restrictions at the time.

Parents are required to accompany their children to all activities.

Unless stated, programs and activities are suitable for children of all ages.


By Day - Museum and Village Admission

Adults $19.00
Concession $15.00
Child $9.00
Family $49.50

By Night - Sound and Light Show Admission

Adults $31.00
Concession $28.00
Child $17.00
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $79.00
Additional Child $12.00

Day and Night Package

30% off your Day Entry when you purchase Night Show.

Adults $44.30
Concession $38.50
Child $23.30
Family (2 adults and 2 Children) $113.65
Additional Child $12.00
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and Village

Don’t just learn about maritime history – experience it 
in our Living Museum and Spectacular Sound and Light Shows

89 Merri Street Warrnambool

People under 18 will no longer be required to show proof of their vaccination status at all venues, including hospitality

Open daily: 10am – 5pm
New Year’s Eve – 10am – 4pm

Night show: Nightly on dusk
Closed 24th, 25th & 31st December
Limited availability, pre purchase online or phone

Ph: (03) 5559 4600