Highlights this month include a last chance to see Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted; the International Slavery Remembrance Day; and our special summer holiday events.

A full programme of events for children and adult visitors to the historic Greenwich National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House. For Royal Observatory Greenwich, Peter Harrison Planetarium and Cutty Sark events, please contact the Royal Museums Greenwich Press Office on 020 8312 6789/6545/6790

Exhibitions and galleries

Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted

Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted will take audience members on the adventure of a lifetime through the National Maritime Museum’s extraordinary collection of maritime artefacts. With so much history secured in one museum: so many objects, so many stories, so many doorways to other times and other worlds, who knows who or what will turn up on this exciting journey. Exhilarating, enlightening and perhaps just a tiny bit dangerous, this is a theatrical expedition through the museum, the likes of which have never been seen before.

AHOY!

Bring along your little sailors to our gallery dedicated to our younger visitors. Board a pirate ship, stoke the fire of a steamship, navigate an ice-breaker, and more, all under one roof.

Special events

Family Fun Weekend: Pirate Takeover

Come on a swashbuckling adventure with all your family. Join us in a pirate takeover on board Cutty Sark and at the National Maritime Museum for a fun-filled weekend that’ll shiver yer timbers. Come dressed like a pirate, or as you arrr!

International Slavery Remembrance Day

Join us for a day of remembrance on the anniversary of the first successful slave uprising in Haiti in 1791. Mark the occasion with thought-provoking activities and end the day with a commemorative ceremony by the Thames.

Meet a Female Pirate

You may be surprised to find out that not all pirates had one leg, a parrot and not all of them were men! Come along and learn from our resident pirate how women were just as fearsome as men in the world of buccaneering.

Weekly family events

Explore Saturdays

Meet a character from the past and take part in an exciting performance that will bring maritime history to life.

Discover Sundays

Be inspired by our maritime past and explore your personal connections to the sea. Ask staff where the activity is on the day.

Play Tuesdays: AHOY!

Explore themes from our Children’s Gallery, AHOY!, in a session designed for families with children under 5 to enjoy together.

The Greatest Adventure

Have you ever dared to venture into the unknown? Make your own telescope to guide you through our storytelling adventures.

Curator’s tours

Curator’s Tour of ‘From Working Boats … to Ship in a Bottle’

Join our Curator of Art, Dr Melanie Vandenbrouck, for a tour of the art highlights on display at the National Maritime Museum, including the striking Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

Baby Friendly Curator’s Tour of ‘From Working Boats … to Ship in a Bottle’

Bring along your baby to this special curator’s tour, led by Curator of Art, Dr Melanie Vandenbrouck, of the art highlights on display at the National Maritime Museum, including the striking Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

Become the Greatest Explorer on The Great Map

The Great Explorer is a magical new interactive game for families. Take one of our tablet devices and set sail across The Great Map to explore distant lands and discover treasures from all around the world.

Where will you visit and what will you find? Take a photo and share your adventure with us @NMMGreenwich #greatmap

General information

The National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queen’s House and Cutty Sark operate under the banner of Royal Museums Greenwich.

The National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queen’s House and Cutty Sark are open daily 10.00‑17.00 (last admission 16.30). Cutty Sark’s opening times may be subject to change, please see website for details.

General admission to National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House is free. All events included here are free of charge to all visitors unless stated. Admission prices for the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Peter Harrison Planetarium and Cutty Sark, as well as Museum special exhibitions can be found online.

The Museum is located a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR, and Maze Hill and Greenwich train stations. The closest tube stations are North Greenwich (to change to local buses) and Canary Wharf (to change to DLR), both on the Jubilee line.

For updated information prior to visit please visit our web site or phone 020 8858 4422.

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For further information or images please contact:

Royal Museums Greenwich Press Office | Tel: 020 8312 6789/6545/6790 | 07960 509802 | Email: press@rmg.co.uk