On the 17th September, Greenwich plays host to the Silk River walking tour of the River Thames. Cutty Sark will be the first point of call before the walkers, with their beautiful parade of banners, head for Woolwich. Join our storyteller aboard the ship to find out how Greenwich and Cutty Sark inspired the banner designs, and if you arrive early enough, you might just catch the beautiful artworks before they proceed on their journey along the River Thames.
Learn about her beachcombing activities and how discarded objects can be used to make beautiful pieces of art. This is a drop-in activity. Suitable for children aged four and over.
This event is part of Totally Thames that runs from 1-30 September 2016.www.totallythames.org/
Which puppet will you choose to make in this sea-people finger puppet workshop? Nanny the ship’s figurehead, Clarence our young apprentice, the Captain or perhaps a character of your own invention? The choice is yours.
Make your own magnetic fishing game and practice your fishing skills in this make and take family workshop at Cutty Sark.
Visit our artist-led workshop at Cutty Sark and learn how to design and make your own floating sea creatures to take home with you.
Who knows what mysterious creatures lurk in the deep, dark sea? Put your imagination to the test and design and make your own sea monster in this drop-in art workshop underneath Cutty Sark’s hull.
Cutty Sark’s sailors would catch flying fish as a tasty alternative to their diet of salted beef and pea soup. In this drop-in workshop, come and learn more about what sailors ate and make a flying fish to take home with you.
Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory Greenwich to Solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.
Our team of Observatory Explainers include those who are studying Astrophysics at degree or postgraduate level and can answer your burning questions about astronomy such as: why do we need dark matter to explain the universe and how do astronomers know that space is expanding?