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Type Workshops
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Date and Times First Saturday of every month | 10:30am-12:00pm
Prices Free (+ £1.00 booking fee)

Ever wondered how to keep your silver shining or how to mount a picture? Join us at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre as we build a community of makers and menders!


This is a monthly club for all generations to come together, share skills and learn more about museum conservation and collections.

Our fantastic facilitators will lead the sessions, showcasing a new specific skill or technique which could be used to look after your own objects at home.

Come and meet like-minded peers in a friendly environment, work on exciting team and individual projects, and learn new skills from each other.

Workshops last for 90 minutes and feature activities and demonstrations. Refreshments are included.

Upcoming themes and skills

Showing identity through seascapes

Saturday 2 December 2023 | 10.30am - 12.00pm

painting of two rolling blue/grey waves

Dive into a world of creative self-discovery at this month's Make, do and maintain session. Join artist/poet Joel Sydenham for a unique artistic journey, where you will create your own seascape on canvas, inspired by the paintings of marine artist, John Everett.

You will have time to experiment with colours and textures as you develop your painting techniques, and a chance for self-reflection. By the end of the session, you will have infused your emotions, experiences and individuality into your seascapes, bringing it to life! As it's also the holiday season, why not give the gift of art to your loved ones?

For this session all supplies are provided.

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Identity Threads: Navigating your journey on Tote Bags

Saturday 6 January 2024 | 10.30am - 12.00pm

Compass dial set in a brass box with a brass screw-on lid.

Compasses have been crucial in maritime history as they enabled mariners to know the direction in which they were sailing. Today, compasses continue to hold significance as one of the most important navigational instruments, guiding not only those at sea but also on land too. 

Join facilitator Lucy-Anne for an inspired workshop, decorating your own tote bag with a compass design as your starting point. Annotate your tote with places that shape your sense of home, origin and anywhere that mean something to you. These will then be yours to take away and accompany you on your future journeys.

For this session all supplies are provided.

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Paintings on easels lined up ready for conservation treatment in the studios of the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Come behind the scenes at our state-of-the-art conservation studio