Essential Information

National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Tuesdays in August, 11-12 and 1-2 (subject to change)
Prices Free

Between 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm in the Sea Things gallery, come and meet the Young Object Handling Volunteers and discover objects from the handling collection. 

From Egyptian funerary barges to tapa, the handling collection encourages visitors to engage with items linked to those in the galleries, encouraging you to pick them up, look closely and ask questions. 

A young person holding up tapa

Times and dates of the sessions

Sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout August. 

Please note, sessions are subject to last minute changes. 

Someone holds a ship's badge to look at. The badge has a gold outline with blue and white wavy lines.

Young Object Handling Volunteer Programme

Develop your customer care, communication and object handling skills by running object handling sessions in the galleries for visitors.