Out at Sea | LGBT History Month

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
22 February 2020 | 11am - 4pm
National Maritime Museum
Family fun

Shiver my timbers - we’ve got an action-packed day of adventures, crafts and performances for the whole family to enjoy! 

Join in with a variety of activities which celebrate the stories of LGBTQ+ people throughout history and today. 

We will also be marking the 20th anniversary of the Royal Navy lifting the ban on LGBTQ+ individuals serving. 


  • Join the Rainbow Crew and explore the Seven Seas with a drag-pirate voyage across the Great Map 
  • Get ready for some deep sea dancing with the spectacular drag queen Shay Shay
  • Listen to some drag storytelling 
  • Enjoy the music of the Pink Singers Choir

Creative Workshops

  • The Compass Network will be on site talking about LGBTQ+ experiences of being in the Royal Navy. 
  • Get ready to join the Rainbow Crew by designing your own unique and expressive sailor hat!
  • Join artists Eve Shepherd and Jenny Staff to shape an identity of your choice out of clay. 
  • Help to construct HMS Pride on the Great Map, a ship that welcomes everybody. 
  • Fine out more about our regular LGBTQ+ family network

We strive to ensure that this event is as accessible as possible. Find out about facilities and access at the National Maritime Museum

If you have any additional access requirements please email learning@rmg.co.uk

Find out more about LGBT History Month