Family fun

Family Space

This excellent value for money event includes a planetarium show and access to the historic Royal Observatory Greenwich for 50% off the normal combined ticket price. Unless otherwise stated the planetarium show will be Meet the Neighbours, taking you on a fantastic journey through our solar system and beyond with an astronomer presenting live.

British Science Week: Family Fun at the Cutty Sark

Saturday 7 March

Join us for a day celebrating British Science Week, with the chance to build winches and see conservation in action. 

  • Build winches and learn about how precious cargoes were loaded on to the ship.
  • Conservation in action! Meet our conservators, learn about gilding and get hands on. This is the process used to apply gold leaf on the gingerbread decoration on the ship.

Sunday 8 March

  • Build winches and learn about how precious cargoes were loaded on to the ship.

British Science Week: Meet the Coder Dojo Club

The Prince Philip Maritime Collection Centre Coder Dojo is a free monthly coding club for young people (7-17) interested in programming.

This month, for British Science Week, the Coder Dojo Ninjas are at the National Maritime Museum, showing visitors their projects inspired by the Museum's collections. Come along to see their work and find out more about the Coder Dojo Club.


Suitable for ages 7+

February Half Term: Rainbow Week

This year families can visit during February half term for a week of special themed workshops and events, all designed to explore LGBTQ+ stories in the Museum's collection.

Check out the full events programme below.

Saturday 15 February

Character Encounters

12pm | 1pm | 2pm | 3pm

Meet a different character who will take you on a special tour and bring the stories in the Museum to life before your eyes!

Tickets: Free | Age: 5+

Sunday 16 February

Rainbow Dazzle

11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm

Toys and Books Swap

This event is organised and run by XR families;

The end of the year is for many a tricky time to be environmentally friendly and economically sustainable. It is a time of celebration for many cultures and a main source of gifts and joy for the young and the not so young ones.With the aim of celebrating our community life and reducing waste and unnecessary consumption. XR Families Lewisham/Greenwich invite everyone to come and join us taking part on a toy and books swap day. It is easy to take part:

Crazy Comic Club!

Fill each page of your comic with crazy art techniques as you explore the frozen Arctic and Antarctic. 

Visit the Polar Worlds gallery to be inspired by the animals and people who survive these tough environments before creating your own story in comic book form.

Suitable for ages 6-13 years with an adult. 

Please bring a packed lunch.


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