2019 Ocean Talks Series

The psychology of sharks, the fastest man on water, and chasing sea monsters – we’re launching a dynamic new talk series

For the love of oceans! 

Our exciting new monthly talk series Ocean Talks, features a range of fascinating marine experts who will challenge everything you know about the depths (and shallows) of earth’s oceans. 

Our oceans are at a critical point in history, and the maritime museum has never had a more vital role in marine conservation, exploration and sharing the wonder and mystery of our oceans. Our new series of talks offers a unique experience to immerse yourself in the cutting edge of marine science, provocative art, and controversial thought leadership – all up close and personal.

Ocean Talks tickets include light refreshments and exclusive access to corresponding exhibitions and displays in the hour before the talks (5-6pm).

Bundle and save! Purchase a bundle of tickets to all nine talks now and you'll only pay the price of seven.

Thursday 7 February 2019 | 6 - 8pm
A Life With Sharks

Thursday 7 March 2019 | 6 – 8pm 
Moments That Took My Breath Away

Thursday 4 April 2019 | 6 – 8pm
Sharks, Humans and Jazz

Thursday 2 May 2019 | 6 – 8pm
Spirit of Adventure

Thursday 6 June 2019 | 6 – 8pm
Fastest Team On Water

Thursday 4 July 2019 | 6 – 8pm

Thursday 8 August 2019 | 6 – 8pm
Bligh: Hero or Villain? 

Thursday 5 September 2019 | 6 – 8pm
Bligh and Extreme Journeys

Thursday 7 November 2019 | 6 – 8pm

Hunting Prehistoric Sea Monsters


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