This summer, come and play at Royal Museums Greenwich!

As part of the Summer of Play, each of the sites are running a whole host of playful activities for the whole family.

Explore the activities below. 

Play outdoors at Royal Museums Greenwich

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Garden Games

Drop in and play daily | 9–15 August

The National Maritime Museum is partnering with Jaques of London to bring you maritime-inspired garden games. 

Have a look

Tide and Seek

By Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare CBE | Drop in and play every day during the summer holidays

Discover Tide and Seek, a game inspired by shipping route that will get families moving, waving, spinning and more. 

Find out more

Yinka Shonibare's Nelson's Ship in a Bottle outside the National Maritime Museum

Museum Inside Out

Every Thursday across the summer holidays

Find a different activity in the grounds that will help you explore the collection together. 

Find out more

Play at the National Maritime Museum

Every Sunday across the summer, the National Maritime Museum is running playful activities inspired by the collection. Come along and explore!

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Family trails

Pick up a family trail from the 'Play and Explore' trolley at the National Maritime Museum. With seven trails to pick from, there is something to do every time you visit. 

Play at the Queen's House 

Two children and two adults look at a large image in the Queen's House.

Get creative as we explore portraits every Tuesday at the Queen's House. 

Explore free activities

Find out more and book free tickets.

Or, pick up a free family trail and draw, make sound and create playful shapes in the Queen's House. 

Play at Cutty Sark

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Family Fun Weekend

Drop in and play  | 7–8 August

Join us as we explore play underneath Cutty Sark's magnificent hull! Create your own game of snap based on facts you've gathered from around the ship, then put your family and friends to the test! 



Online events and resources

Webinar: How to create playful spaces, places and people

Wednesday 21 July | 6pm-7pm | Free

Join experts Jo Graham and Dr Helen Dodd to explore play in childhood in a webinar for parents and carers. Discover more about what play is and what the benefits are, and explore top tips for creating playful spaces, places and people. 

Book your tickets

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RIBA at Cutty Sark

Drop in and play | Mondays throughout August


This summer, Cutty Sark is partnering with RIBA to run a series of workshops for families over the Summer Holidays.

Inspiring visitors of all ages and experiences, we will explore how the spaces and places in which Cutty Sark sailors lived, learnt, worked and played come to be.

Find out more and book tickets