|Date and Times||13-18 September 2021|
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,500 events and 46,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.
This year the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is throwing open its doors with onsite tours, events and online talks for everyone to enjoy.
Edible England Tours
13–18 September at 10am, 1pm and 3.30pm
Join us as we discover different food related items within our collection including many riches such as: ration bags from Captain Scott’s last expedition, snacks from the Titanic, unique condiments and London’s oldest coconut. In addition, discover where kitchen cupboard essentials such as tea, sugar, salt and potatoes come from and how they came to this small island.
Online event: The life and times of the humble potato
Tuesday 14 September, 6.30pm–7.45pm
Call it whatever you want … a Spud, a Tatty, a Tuber, the humble potato has been on dinner plates across the world for hundreds of years. Join us from the comfort of your own home, as we delve deep into this magical root vegetable and discover its origins and the journeys it has been on to become a dinner time favourite in many different nations and cultures.
On this special evening celebrating the potato, we will be joined by specialist speakers including chefs, food historians and potato enthusiasts from around the world.
Community Day: Opening of the Community Garden
Saturday 18 September | Events run from 11.30am–4pm
Opening of the Community Garden will take place at 12.30pm.
This year’s theme is Edible England, and where better to celebrate our community open day than in our new Community Garden? Join us as we officially open the garden along with garden activities, make do and mend workshops, musical performances, community exhibits and more.
Learn how to make a ship's biscuit
Try the ship's biscuit diet for yourself by following our recipe.
You can also check out our series of videos, where the SENsory Social Club teach Silly Simon how to make a ship's biscuit.
Plan your visit
The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is a quick, easy journey from central London by rail or via local bus services.
Address: The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, Nelson Mandela Way, Kidbrooke, SE3 9QS
By train: You can reach us from central London via direct routes by Cannon Street London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria. Our nearest station is Kidbrooke which is only 5 minute walk away.
By bus: The following buses stop near the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre: 178, B16, 286, 132
By car: There is limited parking space in our car park but we will prioritise parking for visitors with disabilities. Please pre-book, otherwise we cannot guarantee a place. E-mail: email@example.com | tel: 020 8312 6608