Free

Essential Information

Type Workshops
Location
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Date and Times Saturday 9 March 2024 | 1pm - 2.30pm
Prices Free (+ £1.00 booking fee)

Are you interested in how time can affect fabrics?

As the theme for British Science Week in 2024 is 'Time', we invite you to this special time-themed edition of our regular Make, Do and Maintain craft sessions.

Join us first for a talk where you will learn how fabrics change over time, and how some fabrics will even outlive us! We will then celebrate upcycling fabrics by making our very own textile coasters from waste textiles.

In this session you'll learn embroidery stitches and applique techniques. Fabrics will be arranged by biodegradability - so when you choose your fabrics, you can calculate how long it’ll take for the coaster to biodegrade.

All supplies are provided, just bring yourself!

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Knitted white silk nightcap, topped with a tassel. 'NB' (Nelson & Bronte) embroidered in red under a coronet.
Knitted white silk nightcap which was owned by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson
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About British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration held every year in March, with thousands of events running throughout the UK celebrating science, engineering, technology and maths.

The theme for 2024 is 'Time'. From the mysteries of time travel to caring for historic clocks, Greenwich is the perfect place to explore the science and significance of time. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to partner with the British Science Association to celebrate 30 years of British Science Week. 

Find more events taking place around the UK and download free activity packs on the British Science Week website.

What’s On

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Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Earth From Space
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Open daily | 10am-5pm
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Planetarium shows

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Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
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Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

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Inside the Stargazer's Palace with Violet Moller
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