Family fun

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

Make it Go!

Cutty Sark was one of the fastest ships of the Victorian period due to her wonderful, sleek design. She competed in the prestigious tea races making record breaking journeys around the world and even managed to out-pace a steamship in the Indian Ocean.

Between the 12 to 14 February, Tate Harmer architects, alongside RIBA's Young People's Forum, will be building a track specially designed for you to race your vehicles on.

Zodiac Zoo

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.

Get Dotty

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.


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