Free

Essential Information

Type Family fun
Location
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.

What’s On

More family fun at Royal Museums Greenwich.

Discover Sundays
(Source of a mother helping the child to draw using a pencil Picture)
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
National Maritime Museum
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
National Maritime Museum
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
National Maritime Museum
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
National Maritime Museum
Safe Harbour
A group of four with adults and children participating in a craft.
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
National Maritime Museum
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
National Maritime Museum