Essential Information

Type Family fun
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times 22 - 29 October 2023 | 11am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm
Prices Free | Drop-in

Come along to the National Maritime Museum this October half term, where we'll be putting on a range of fun creative workshops for families as part of the Season of Identity.

Check out the full programme below, and check our visitor information at the bottom of the page for more details.


Adinkra mosaics

Sunday 22 October

Create your own mosaics out of shells exploring Adinkra symbols in Ghanaian fashion, pottery and symbolic tradition.

Part of the ship, part of the crew! 

Monday 23 October

Make your own ‘ship badges’ to reflect your collective identity as a family. 

World of Watercrafts  

Tuesday 24 October

Your family can design their own watercraft looking at the many ways people around the world travel by water and the journeys they take. 

From parkas to pompoms: Arctic fashions

Wednesday 25 October

Learn about the cold weather fashions of the Arctic and make your own pompom to take home. 

Cut from the same cloth

Thursday 26 October

Get involved with some fabric printing to explore your own identity or be inspired by the different fabrics in our collection, such as their meanings, symbols and the stories behind them. 

Quills and beads: Making things beautiful 

Friday 27 October

Learn about quillwork and beadwork in North American indigenous culture and make a friendship bracelet to take home. 

Birds of a feather

Sunday 29 October

Your family can make their own collage birds to explore stories of migration related to our collection.

Useful information
  • These workshops are open to all ages and abilities. You can book free National Maritime Museum tickets in advance or just turn up on the day. Individual sessions cannot be pre-booked in advance, but there will be a number of opportunities to drop in throughout the day.
  • Activities will take place in the Learning Space on the ground floor of the National Maritime Museum, just off the main square. Find a map here, or ask a member of staff for directions when you arrive.
  • We ask that all buggies are left in the Propeller Space, except where babies are sleeping.
  • Find out more about facilities and access at Royal Museums Greenwich here.