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Disabled Access Day

Emma Hamilton was one of the most famous international celebrities of her time and her life is the ultimate costume drama. Now largely remembered as the woman who captured the heart of the nation’s hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, Emma was an extraordinary woman in her own right.

John also regularly conducts BSL tours of the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark and her history.

Cutty Sark Characters

Mrs Ray misses her boy, but she is comforted by the letters he sends to her from around the world. Find out more about their lives and his letters from Cutty Sark, as Mrs Ray tells you about why her son went to sea and what it takes to be a young apprentice.

Booking information

Tickets for events at Cutty Sark are not yet available, but your name can be added to a waiting list by emailing bookings@rmg.co.uk stating which events you wish to book.

Tall Ships Family Fun

Pick up a free trail full of fascinating facts and discover characters from the ship’s past as you make your way through the ship.

Families with young children can also borrow our Under-5s family backpacks full of toys, sensory objects and a story to help them explore the maritime world.

Booking information

Tickets for events at Cutty Sark are not yet available, but your name can be added to a waiting list by emailing bookings@rmg.co.uk stating which events you wish to book.

Beef, Beer and Boats

The evening offers you the unique opportunity to explore Cutty Sark after hours, before making your way down beneath the ship’s gleaming hull to enjoy beef stew (vegetarian option available), followed by bread and butter pudding. Sing along with sea shanties and find out what life was like on board a 19th-century sailing ship, as our curator explains how the crew lived, slept and, most importantly – ate.

The Sailors’ Ball

Explore the ship and admire the London skyline from the Main Deck, or brush up your footwork with a swing dance lesson, before the 10-piece swinging big band Down for the Count Swing Orchestra take to the stage for a night of dancing to 40s and 50s classics.

End the night with a boogie to the electro-swing sounds of our fabulous DJs. Dress to impress in your best vintage sailor chic and strike a pose in our vintage photo booth. There will be prizes for the most stylish and outlandish outfits…

Bedazzled

During the First World War, artists were commissioned to decorate Royal Navy ships with intricate and colourful ‘dazzle’ patterns to make them hard to spot at sea.

Part of the Rainbow Week February Half Term at the National Maritime Museum: this year we will be exploring change and transformation in our collection with our two free drop-in family workshops.

The National Maritime Museum is proud to be a London Hub for The National Festival of LGBT History: OUTing the Past 2017

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