Learn how to roll, loop, curl and twist paper in our animal themed paper quilling workshop to celebrate Chinese New Year. Create a beautiful picture with help from our artist and take your design home with you to decorate your room.
Cutty Sark was a regular visitor to Australia during her sailing years. We will be celebrating this special relationship by making didgeridoos which we will be decorating with traditional aboriginal dot patterns. Once you have perfected your design, try to get a note out of your didgeridoo.
Get creative with cartoons in this fun family workshop. Re-create your own adventures on-board the ship or invent a new one using simple storyboard techniques.
Join Story Spinner in this interactive storytelling session based on this classic story told from the perspective of a Ships Cat! Come along and hear about how the cat made Dick’s fortune.
Join Story Spinner for this tale by Michael Morpurgo about a WREN home on leave. Hear the tale of a robin’s adventures migrating from Scandinavia to England and find out how he gets rescued!
Explorers told tales of their adventures by writing and illustrating their adventures. Take inspiration from the manuscripts and books of explorers to create your own illustrated story.
The sea has always captured the imagination of artists. In this practical art workshop, we explore the relationship between human emotion and the nature of the sea, and invite families to create their own emotive artworks to take home.
Music has always been a popular pastime for travellers on long journeys. Visit us and hear about the sort of songs and music explorer John Franklin might have enjoyed on his long voyage to the Arctic.
Join us at the museum to make explorer/rescue robots using maker technologies and craft materials and create a robot creature to take home. (Families can take home the made object but not the electronics).
Hindus on the High Seas
12.30pm to 1.30pm