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Stories from the Sea

Stories from the Sea is a partnership between the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth.

Family day out

Looking for fantastic things to do with children? See what's on for families at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum. There are lots of fun events and activities to choose from; see an awe-inspiring show at London's only planetarium, get interactive and steer a ship in to port or meet the Captain on board the world's last surviving tea clipper and see what life was really like. The choice is yours!

Stories from the Sea: Pirates

Welcome to the merciless and thieving world of pitiless pirates, full of flintlock pistols, pieces-of-eight and Jolly Rogers – and plenty of fodder for great story writing. Here you will find films, activities, objects and images, a booklist and links to talk about pirates and inspire writing.


The life and times of a pirate

Who became a pirate and what was life like for them? Step into the world of pirates in the classic age of piracy.