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National Maritime Museum
Date and Times 18 November – 18 December
Prices Free

This Disability History Month, Royal Museums Greenwich is celebrating the lives of D/deaf and Disabled People now and in the past. 

Discover onsite events and accessible digital content highlighting some of the fascinating items in the collection. 

Onsite activities for families:

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Discover Sundays

Sundays throughout November | 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

Explore disability histories in artist-led creative workshops for the whole family. 

Free | Suitable for all ages and abilities

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Dazzle Ships: BSL workshop

Saturday 6 November | 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm

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's collections, you will have lots of creative fun making your own dazzling camouflaged paper boats!

Free | Suitable for all ages and abilities

Online activities for young people

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A group of young people in the museum store looking at a painting.

SENsory Social Club

Fridays during term time | 11am – 12pm

Join in a different creative adventure each week inspired by the vast collection at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.

The SENsory Social Club is a weekly online club for adults and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities to meet and engage with the collection in a fun and interactive way. No matter where you are from, engage in the collection and have fun with new friends.

Online resources for communities:

Tito Bone's Favourite Things

Tito Bone is your average blind, non binary, bisexual drag king who just wants you to smell the world through their nose, ya know? 

Spend some time with Tito as they audio describe their way through some of their favourite things at the National Maritime Museum.

Find out more

Breaking the Spell with Bird la Bird

Watch Bird la Bird’s subtitled video and listen to the audio description to find out more about the Armada Portrait

Watch the video

What’s On

Astronomy Photographer of the Year
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Exhibitions

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

See the world's greatest space photography at the National Maritime Museum
Open daily | 10am-5pm
Adults £10 | Concessions £6.50 | Children £5 | Free for all visitors from 13 March
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Play Tuesdays
Family fun

Play Tuesdays

Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories
Term time Tuesdays | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free
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Members' Preview: Women of the RNLI
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Talks and tours | Member events

Members' Preview: Women of the RNLI

Be amongst the first to see the National Maritime Museum's brand new exhibition
Friday 1 March 2024 | 6.30-9pm
Free for Members – booking required
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Women of the RNLI
Black and white portrait of a woman leaning against a boat
Exhibitions

Women of the RNLI

Celebrate 200 years of saving lives at sea at the National Maritime Museum
Opening Saturday 2 March 2024
Free
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Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
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Saturday Art Club
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Workshops

Saturday Art Club

Join the weekly creative drop-in for young people aged 13-16
Saturdays from October 2023 - April 2024 | 10am-1pm
Free
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Discover Sundays
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Family fun

Discover Sundays

Each Sunday come and explore the Museum's collection through hands on creative activities
Term time Sundays | 11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm
Free | Drop-in
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Women's History Month 2024
Black and white image of a woman wearing RNLI gear
Events and festivals | Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2024

Celebrate the lives and achievements of pioneering women
Throughout March
Free Entry
National Maritime Museum
Evening of Astrophotography
Image of many people standing around within a photography gallery with astrophotography images on the walls
Talks and tours | British Science Week

Evening of Astrophotography

Come along to a panel discussion to learn more about astrophotography, and enjoy a private viewing of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 exhibition.
Friday 8 March 2024 | 6pm-8pm
Adult: £12 | Students & Under 25: £8.50
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SENsory Sailors
Sensory Sailors
Family fun

SENsory Sailors

Come along and enjoy this brand new sensory play session for children with special educational needs
Once a month on Saturdays | 11am-12.30pm
Free | Pre-booking required
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Tea in Transition: Natural Dyeing with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Dyed fabrics hanging from a line
Workshops

Tea in Transition: Natural Dyeing with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Our series celebrating tea continues with a natural dyeing workshop with artist and tea enthusiast Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Sunday 10 March 2024 | 2pm - 5pm
£7 Adult
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New Members' Tour
Talks and tours | Member events

New Members' Tour

Embark on a voyage of discovery around the Museum in the company of one of our volunteer guides
Various dates | 11am - 12pm
Free | Booking essential
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LGBTQ+ Family Network
Family fun | Identity

LGBTQ+ Family Network

A safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another, get involved in creative activities for all ages and explore the stories within the collection
20 January 2024 | 10am-12pm
Free
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Tea in Transition: Herbal Tea Blending Workshop
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Workshops

Tea in Transition: Herbal Tea Blending Workshop

Learn about the healing properties of a range of medicinal plants, and learn how to combine them into unique blends as you create your own herbal teabags
Wednesday 27 March 2024 | 6.30 - 8.30pm
£7 Adults
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Safe Harbour
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Family fun

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is a series of free workshops created to provide a safe space for foster and adoptive families with children under 13 years
Monthly: Next date 30 March 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
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Caribbean Takeover
A quadrille dance performance, featuring a man and woman in bright red and white chequered cotton dancing arm in arm as a crowd look on
Family fun

Caribbean Takeover

Celebrate black history and culture in Britain with the Caribbean Social Forum as they take over the National Maritime Museum's grounds
Saturday 18 May 2024 | Across the day
Free | No tickets needed
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World Oceans Day
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Events and festivals

World Oceans Day

A family-friendly celebration of our ocean hosted at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
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Windrush Day
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Events and festivals

Windrush Day

Celebrate the anniversary of the Empire Windrush's arrival in Britain, and find your own Windrush connection at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
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International Slavery Remembrance Day
A black and white illustration of Phyllis Wheatley, the first black woman to publish a book of poetry in Britain
Events and festivals

International Slavery Remembrance Day

Explore the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition at the National Maritime Museum
Returning in 2024
Free
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