Voyage to the Deep

Sat 07 Jul - Sun 21 Oct 2018
Voyage to the Deep is about undersea exploration and adventure – of the kind immortalised by Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and celebrated in popular culture from Jacques Cousteau to the Octonauts. 

Verne’s submarine, the Nautilus, was a fantastical craft with a basis in genuine technologies. This exhibition will present both the fantasy of the novel and the facts of today, allowing visitors to explore both Verne’s imaginary world and the real-life wonders of the oceans. They’ll discover what it is to operate a submarine, and learn about the underwater world as it would be seen from inside an imaginary deep-sea exploration vessel.

About the exhibition

Jules Verne wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas nearly 150 years ago but the underwater adventures of Captain Nemo and his Nautilus submarine still captivate people today. Our understanding might have changed, but our fascination for submarine exploration endures, and our reality now mirrors Verne’s imagination.

Aimed at children, the Voyage to the Deep focuses on delivering engaging experiences rather than specific factual information.  It features content to engage adult visitors while their children are exploring.

The visitor will have an experience that stimulates their imagination and allows them to role play as a sub-mariner exploring the depths of the ocean.


  • Children (over the age of 3) $5
  • Concession $7
  • Adults $10
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children) $25


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way