World of Whales with Becky Thorns

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Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
1 November | 11am | 12.30pm | 2.30pm
National Maritime Museum, Learning space
Family fun

Join illustrator Becky Thorns at the National Maritime Museum, to create wonderful deep-sea creatures, inspired by her book The World of Whales.

Join a subaquatic crafting workshop to follow agile fins and flukes, learn about what they look like, and replicate them in your self made underwater creatures. 

You probably already know that whales aren't fish, but did you know they are mammals, just like us humans, who need to hold their breath under water? 
In the workshop we visually explore many interesting things about these fantastic animals, looking at the habits and characteristics that make the many species of this family so special. 
From the stealthy orcas that traverse the seas, to the beautiful songs of humpbacks and the booming calls of the blue whales, we immerse ourselves in the lives of these grandiose swimmers, and create our own mini version to take home. 

Important Information

  • This sessions is free but 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. 
  • 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