Captain Bligh's utensils

Essential information

Key stage: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
School subject: 
Geography, History

Lieutenant William Bligh (1754– 1817) and 18 companions were thrown off their by mutineers and left in a small boat with little to eat or drink. These three objects were used to make sure every man got a fair share of food and water.