All ages and abilities

Essential Information

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Saturday 6 November | Ground Floor | Group Space
Prices Free | Drop-in | 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

Discover How to Make a Dazzle Ship

During this BSL accessible event, the whole family can join artist Christopher Sacre, and discover the extraordinary First World War story of how to hide a ship using dazzle camouflage! Inspired by the Museum collections you will enjoy lots of creative fun, making your very own dazzling camouflaged paper boats!

All ages and abilities

(Source of family making boats picture)

Did you know...

During the First World War, the Ministry of Information asked John Everett to depict London river scenes. Everett received a permit to draw, and that summer, spent every day at the docks. What attracted him most were the ships covered in ‘dazzle painting’. Dazzle was a type of camouflage developed by the artist Norman Wilkinson in 1917, in response to the heavy losses sustained by British merchant ships to German U-boat submarines!

(Source of two dazzle boats by John Everett Picture)

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What’s On

Dazzling Ships: A BSL Workshop

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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