Essential Information

Type Workshops
Location
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!

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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

Tea Time Adventures: Crafting Chinese Tea Caddy Designs Inspired by Cutty Sark's Voyage

Saturday 1 June 2024 | 10.30am - 12pm

Metal tea caddy with a lid, covered in Chinese embroidery of a type known as 'a present'. The caddy is shaped and the damask and embroidered panels are edged with gold lace. It is secured with two green silk beaded tassels.

Join us for an exhilarating craft session where history meets creativity! Dive into the thrilling tale of Cutty Sark's legendary race to be the first clipper to return to England with precious tea from China.

With the expert guidance of our talented facilitator, Jaquie, you'll embark on a creative adventure, designing your very own Chinese tea caddy on muslin cloths/pouches, drawing inspiration from a beautiful tea caddy from our collection.

It will be a perfect storage solution for keeping your favourite loose tea and reminding you of the daring voyage Cutty Sark embarked on. Don't miss this unique opportunity to blend history, artistry and tea together. 

For this session all supplies are provided.

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Important information

Who is the club suitable for?

This club is suitable for ages 7 and above. 

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Do I need to have crafting experience to take part?

No experience is necessary—beginners and experts alike are welcome

Is the club free to attend?

 Please note the event is free but there is a booking fee of £1.00. 

Where will the sessions take place?

Sessions will be held in the learning space at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.

Getting to The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

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 Road, 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 a 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: ppmcc@rmg.co.uk 

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