Chinese New Year at the National Maritime Museum



Celebrate Chinese New Year with us and enjoy traditional Chinese performance arts including a Lion Dance and Kung Fu. There will also be a performance from the Nanjing Little Red Flower Dance Troupe.

Location: Under the Propeller & Great Map

2pm – 3pm 

Calligraphy workshop

Come and learn the traditional art of calligraphy, or ‘beautiful writing’, in this workshop for all ages.

Location: Group Space

Time: 11am – 11.45am | 12pm – 12.45pm | 1.15pm – 2pm | 3pm – 3.45pm

Ship-Keeping Weekend at Cutty Sark

Activities take place between 10am -5pm and will include:

  • Planking and caulking
  • Knotting and splicing of rope work
  • Steaming bending and roving timbers
  • Axe hewing and spar making demonstrations
  • Barge sailing

The masterclasses will be delivered by tutors and instructors from the IBTC, and will take place in the dry berth of Cutty Sark and in the ship keepers workshop 10 minutes’ walk from the ship.

National Celebration of Stitch with the Blackheath Embroiderers Guild

The National Celebration of Stitch is an annual event which encourages members of the public from all ages, to try their hand at stitching. The Blackheath Embroiderers will be taking up residence in the Queen’s House, taking inspiration from the wonderful Tudor and Stuart portraits on display in the Queen’s Presence Chamber and elsewhere.

Travellers’ Tails Queen’s House Take-over

Cracked Light Arts will be bringing artworks from the Lewisham pop-up museum to life in the Queen’s House. Come and lounge on a hammock in the Great Hall, lose yourself in sea-scapes, see your poems on the Tulip stairs and be prepared for augmented reality to transport you back to wild and wonderful landscapes. There will be craft activities for all ages and giant picnic on the lawns!
All ages welcome

Schedule of the Day

Queen’s House installations open: 10am – 5pm

Crafts: 12noon – 4pm

Crossing the Line ceremony: 12.30pm – 1pm

Greenwich Comedy Festival

Come satisfy your comic cravings with the provocative Reginald D Hunter, British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti, one-liner maestro Milton Jones, lo-fi genius David O’Doherty, self-styled German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn plus many more.

Each year thousands of comedy fans flock to this iconic location to witness meticulously curated shows in sublime surroundings complete with bars, gourmet street-food, music and so much more. Give your summer a hilarious high and make your way to London’s number one comedy festival!


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