October Half Term | Grub's Up: Surviving the Seven Seas

Coronavirus reopening

Visitor notice: All of our sites have reopened and we can't wait to welcome you back. All visitors will need to book a ticket in advance. Find out how we're keeping you safe

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
26, 28, 30 October 2020, 11am | 12.30pm | 2.30pm
National Maritime Museum, Learning space
Family fun

Explore self-care and wellbeing with a variety of creative workshops for the whole family inspired by life at sea.

Monday 26 October

Sailor Crafts

Learning Space, 11am | 12.30pm | 2.30pm

Sailors were away from friends and family for months, or years, on end. To help themselves relax when not on duty, many made embroideries using wool and old clothes.  Create your own embroidered pictures and collages and enjoy the sense of wellbeing this activity brings!
Pre-book your free tickets through the link above. 

Suitable for all ages and abilities.


Wednesday 28 October

Mindfulness Crafts

Learning Space, 11am | 12.30pm | 2.30pm

It's a busy old life at sea! Take a leaf from the sailor's log book and find a moment of quiet to participate in a mindfulness craft! Enjoy some sensory crafts as you mix and mould materials to create a dough. Take your dough home and use it to help you stop, feel and breathe when things become too much.

This workshop will be using tactile ingredients to create a dough. The sensory elements make it a great workshop for families with visual impairments.

Pre-book your free tickets through the link above. 

Suitable for all ages and abilities.


Friday 30 October

Sending Love

Learning Space, 11am | 12.30pm | 2.30pm

Create a love token inspired by those in the collection to give to someone you have missed. Sailors often left tokens with the one's they loved before going away on long sea voyages.

Pre-book your free tickets through the link above. 

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Important Information

  • These sessions are free but are currently ticketed.
  • Please prebook your ticket online or over the phone.
  • You will also need to book a free ticket to the National Maritime Museum, for half an hour before your session. 
  • Accessible for children or adult carers who are blind or partially sighted.
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • There is level access to the Learning Space.
  • The Learning Space has one set of automatic double doors.
  • Both individual seats (with or without arms) and benches are available in the Learning Space upon request.

How are we following social distancing measures?

  • Capacity is limited for these sessions to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout
  • Resources will not be shared between family units
  • Resources and furniture will be cleaned before and after sessions
  • Families will be encouraged to wash their hands when they enter the room
  • No soft toys or fabric will be used at this time
  • We ask that all buggies are left in the Buggy Park by the Learning Space, except where babies are sleeping.
  • Find out how Royal Museums Greenwich are keeping visitors safe