Essential Information

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum → Ground floor → Learning space
Date and Times 13, 15, 17 and 20 February | 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Prices Free | Drop-in

This February half-term, take part in creative workshops to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month and discover LGBTQ+ histories around the Museum.

(Source of a Lady with her sun celebrating HMS Pride Picture)

How to Make a Disability Pride Flag

Sunday 13 February

This February half-term, join artist Dani and discover how to create a Disability Pride flag together with your family! This will involve using different art materials and textures in each of the Pride flag colours. A fantastic opportunity learn more about inclusion.

Create your own signal flags with pride!

Tuesday 15 February

During this BSL inclusive event, the whole family can join artist Christopher Sacre to have some fun creating their own Pride maritime signal flags. 

Ships use flags with colours and patterns to send messages. By using the colours of the Pride flag you will discover how to create your very own signal flags. What word or message would you like to send?

Please note: this workshop is open to all ages and abilities

Protest for Rights!

Thursday 17 February

During Rainbow Week, bring your little ones to artist Charlotte's workshop and learn how to make protest posters using pre-painted and coloured papers.

Let's support the LGBTQ+ campaign for rights and learn the importance of inclusion. 

I was, I am, I will be –  Badges to tell a story of YOU

Sunday 20 February

Badges, pins, ribbons and medallions tell a story about the person wearing them. What can a badge say about you? 

For LGBTQ+ History Month, join artist Ling's workshop and learn how to make a badge about you and your family. Discover how colours, shapes and patterns can tell stories about the wearer.

(Source of children with a freelancer celebrating HMS Pride Picture)

Don't miss

Photo of two male ballroom dancers  wearing black outfits, one with diamantes across his shoulders. A full audience sits behind the two dancers on the Great Map in the National Maritime Museum.

Out at Sea festival

Join us on Saturday 19 February for a festival celebrating queer maritime history through the ages, suitable for the whole family.

What’s On

Rainbow Week: Half-Term Family Workshops

National Maritime Museum

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Access to all free galleries and activities
  • Exposure: Lives at Sea exhibition
  • Paid exhibitions not included
Free entry
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