First Encounters: New galleries opening weekend

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
22 - 23 September | 11am - 4pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum
Season: 
Family fun

Be the first to explore four new galleries and take part in a weekend of workshops, talks, tours, and captivating performances from Beats of Polynesia and Sami singer Torgeir Vassvik.

Saturday

  • Music and dance performances from Beats of Polynesia and Sami singer Torgeir Vassik
  • Performance by Aimee Leonard and choir
  • Family workhops with artists collective Ngati Rangi i Waho, Museum of Imagination and Alice Wilson
  • Highlights tours of the new new galleries: Pacific Encounters and Tudor and Stuart Seafarers
  • Find out from co-curators about what they created for the new galleries with short 'hotspot' talks in the galleries
  • Launch of Tamera the Time Traveller - our new charecter encounter for all ages
  • Share your sea stories and memories with the Maritime Memories Machine

Sunday

  • Music and dance performances from Beats of Polynesia and Sami singer Torgeir Vassik
  • Family workshops with UK Polar Network and artist Eve Shepherd
  • Highlights tours of the new galleires: Polar Worlds and Sea Things
  • Explore the polar regions through our giant Arctic map
  • Listen to poetry readings with young poets from the Poetry Society, reflecting on climate change in the Polar regions
  • Find out from co-curators what they created for the new galleries with short 'hotspot' talks in the galleries
  • Meet Tamera the Time Traveller to explore the galleries and travel through time

Four new galleries

Our four new galleries at the National Maritime Museum will tell the epic true stories of pioneering global explorers and their encounters with people, places and environments across the world’s oceans.

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