The Polly Woodside is a 1885 tall ship and is located at South Wharf on the banks of the Yarra River next to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
There is a special combo pass available which includes entry to the Polly Woodside and the Old Melbourne Gaol for $30.
As I quite enjoy history, the combo seemed like a fun thing to do whilst in Melbourne.
The tour of the Polly Woodside is designed as an experience and is geared towards kids however adults with a young heart can also have a bit of fun along the way.
After entry, you are given a certificate and are informed that in 1885, to be allowed to work and travel on a ship, you are required to have this certificate, which has your own details, your rank within the ship and your abilities and duties.
|Model of the Ship|
|First Mate overseeing the Pushing of the Capstan|
|First Mate Overseeing the Scrubbing of the Decks|
|Ship's Water Closet|
|Crew's Sleeping Quarters|
|Where All the Coal Was Stored|
|Ship in a Bottle|
Overall, an enjoyable experience of life as a crew member on a merchant ship in 1885 and exploring an authentically restored tall ship.