February Half Term: Rainbow Week

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
16 Feb - 24 Feb 11.00-13.00 |14.00-16.00
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Learning space
Season: 
Family fun

16 and 23 February

12.00 | 13.00 | 14.00 | 15.00

Character Encounters

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

National Maritime Museum

Free

Ages 5+

 

17 and 22 February

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Ahoy Mate!

Explore the realities of life on board a pirate ship in the eighteenth century and the relationships that grew out of ocean life.

Learning Space

Free, drop in

Suitable for all ages

 

18 and 20 February

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Raising my flag

What makes you, you? Celebrate who you are and be inspired by the colours, designs and individuality of the ship badges and figureheads at the Museum as you create flags, hats and badges that represent you.

Learning Space

Free, drop in

Suitable for all ages

 

19 February

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

HMS Rainbow

The rainbow flag is a symbol of pride and unity for the LGBTQ+ community. Join in as we create one big rainbow flag made up of hundreds of origami boats and talk about LGBTQ+ histories around the Museum.

Learning Space

Free, drop in

Suitable for all ages

 

21 February

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Mermaid Magic

The Mermaid symbol resonates strongly with the LGBTQ+ community. Find out why and be inspired by the Deity in the Sea Things gallery to think about your own identity and representation.

Learning Space

Free, drop in

Suitable for all ages

 

24 February

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Express through dress

Discover how sailors in the past have used clothes to create a new identity for themselves.

Learning Space

Free, drop in

Suitable for all ages