Free

Essential Information

Type Family fun
Location
Queen's House
Date and Times 30 July - 27 August 2024 | 11am-2pm and 2pm-4pm
Prices Free

Come along to the Queen's House this summer and let your imagination run free at our workshops and craft sessions!

Check out the programme below, as well as all the fun summer activities for families happening at our other Royal Museums Greenwich sites.

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Families takeover

Queen's House South Lawns | 30 July, 5 August, 29 August

Join us for a unique family activity where you'll design and explore an immersive art gallery on the lush green grounds of the Queen’s House.

Engage your senses and creativity as you shape a living art experience! Come with your ideas on what changes would make art galleries more accessible and friendly places for your family. 

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Crafts

Queen's House Undercroft | 7, 20 and 27 August

Patterned collages

7 August

Inspired by the black and white patterned floor at the Queen’s House, create your own patterned collage. This can repeat the geometric shapes seen within the iconic floor design or become something more abstract! 

Ruff making

21 August

Join us as we make Jacobean ruffs, which were all the rage in the 17th century! You'll get inspiration from the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I found in the Queen's House, and all of the other stylish people of that time.

Paper tulips

27 August

Inspired by the enchanting Tulip staircase in the Queen’s House, join us for an origami workshop and learn to make beautiful paper tulips to give to someone you love.

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Queen's House characters

12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, see dates below

Meet historical characters connected to the Queen's House and take part in exciting performances that bring the past to life.

Dates: 

July: 28 and 29

August: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26, 30

September:

What’s On

More fun for families at Royal Museums Greenwich.

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 July | 10am-12pm
Free
National Maritime Museum
Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
National Maritime Museum
Ted's Space Adventure
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Meet the characters of Cutty Sark
Family fun

Meet the characters of Cutty Sark

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail
Weekends and Fri-Mon in school holidays | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Included with entry to Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
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
Ship Mates
Family fun

Ship Mates

Hop aboard Cutty Sark for sensory sessions for under 5s!
Term-time Wednesdays | 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
Cutty Sark
Safe Harbour
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 27 July 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
National Maritime Museum
Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum
Family fun

Summer holidays at the National Maritime Museum

Come and play at the National Maritime Museum this summer
Select dates between 28 July and 1 September 2024 | Drop-in activities
Free
National Maritime Museum
Summer holidays at Cutty Sark
Family fun

Summer holidays at Cutty Sark

Hands-on workshops, character actors and storytelling sessions - there's lots to enjoy at Cutty Sark this summer!
30 July - 29 August 2024 | See below for details
Free with entry to the ship
Cutty Sark
Summer holidays at the Queen's House
Family fun

Summer holidays at the Queen's House

Join us at the Queen's House for a range of fun activities for families during the summer break
30 July - 27 August 2024 | 11am-2pm and 2pm-4pm
Free
Queen's House
Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Family fun | Museum Lates

Silver Screen Science-Fiction presents... A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

UFOs, aliens and anthropomorphic sheep - sounds right up our alley. Join us for Silver Screen Sci-Fi!
31 August 2024 | 6.30pm - 8pm
£10 Adult | £5 Child
Royal Observatory