- Meet Captain Woodget, Cutty Sark’s longest serving master, to learn about life on board the fastest tea clipper.
- Find out how the ship got her name, as Nannie the Witch shares amazing stories about Cutty Sark.
Bookings have now reopened!
The Universe is a vast and intriguing place, and this show explores our own little corner of it: the Solar System. Starting from our home planet, the Earth, we’ll travel through our celestial neighbourhood, visiting objects like planets, moons and asteroids, and ending with a fly-out to view our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Want more online astronomy events? Join our free Spaces Queries and Theories sessions!
We recommend arriving early in order to be in the best position to see the celebrations. The National Maritime Museum can be busy on this day.
Performance from Step Out Arts and the Guizhou Song and Dance Ensemble
2pm - 3pm on the Great Map
Common Salt is a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’.
It explores the colonial and geographical history of Britain and India. It takes an expansive and emotional travel through time, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in 1600 to contemporary narratives of trade, race and culture.
Sheila Ghelani and Sue Palmer activate insights into our shared past, laying out a ‘home museum’ of objects and stories.
The SENsory Social Club Online is a weekly club for adults and young people with SEND to meet and engage with the collection in a fun and interactive way.
To help us create a fun experience tailored to your needs, please email us in advance.
Get active in a Haka workshop led by the Maori community, learn about the unusual diets of astronauts on their way to the Moon or take a moment of peace with family yoga.
All activities are free.
Out of this world
Under the Figurehead, 11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm
Come and meet a Science Explainer from the Royal Observatory and explore the diet of an astronaut in space. It's not all freeze-dried fruit!
Learning Space, 11.30am | 12.15pm | 1.30pm | 2.15pm | 3.15pm
This event will include a short talk, a solo Bharatanatyam dance performance and a Kia Kotti Kali dance ritual. Plus there will be a Kathakali performance of Poothana Moksham, which tells the popular Hindu story of the salvation of a demoness.
This event is suitable for adults and young people aged 12+.