Essential Information

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Thursdays across the holidays | Select times throughout the day
Prices Free

This summer, Royal Museums Greenwich is celebrating a Summer of Play!

Every Thursday during the summer holidays, families can visit the grounds of the National Maritime Museum and come together to participate in different activities.

Dates and information: 

Drop-in | Free | All ages and abilities

  • Thursday 29 July
  • Thursday 5 August
  • Thursday 19 August,
  • plus all week from 9-15 August for Garden Games!

Find us outside the National Maritime Museum and ask a member of staff where we are located in the grounds. The Museum, the Cafe and the toilets will be open for the public.

(Source of a young girl riding a kite picture)

Storytelling Together!

Date: 29 July 2021

Time: 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm | 3.30pm

Families are welcomed to join Paul’s Storytelling Together Workshop and explore the art of creating stories about the sea, ships and Maritime exploration! Create fun, improvised stories using your imagination and inspired by maritime history.


Message in a bottle

Date: 5 August 2021

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm | 13.30pm - 15.30pm

Bring the whole family and create your own ship in a bottle, inspired by Yinka Shonibare's Ship in a Bottle. Families will travel through time and discover how to create a message in a bottle, like our ancestors used to do!


Fantasy knights

Date: 19 August 2021

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm | 13.30pm - 15.30pm

Want to be a fantasy knight? Join artist Jenny’s session and discover how to make a helmet with crests and decorations! Once ready, with the whole family start your fun and exciting jousting game, and make sure you don’t get knocked over!


A Journey to the Arctic world

Date: 26 August 2021

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm | 13.30pm - 15.30pm

Summer can get quite hot, so cool off with a journey to the Arctic region with the storyteller Dani. There will be so much to explore including penguin relay races! 


Summer Holidays - Playing together



National Maritime Museum

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