World Oceans Day

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
8 June | 10am-4pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum

Join us for a festival of family fun celebrating World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day

 
This year our theme is ‘positive activism’, as it’s now more important than ever before to raise awareness about the marine environment and to campaign for fast and collective action in order to save our planet.
 
A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival as it generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, and regulates our climate. Together we can and must protect and restore our ocean; otherwise the natural world and societies around the globe will increasingly suffer.
 
About the event
 
Join us for workshops, live music, prizes, takeaways, performance art, canoes on the Museum lawn and much more!
 
All our events will be themed around conservation and activism and there will be something for everyone at this fun and inspirational day for all the family. 
 
Highlights include:
 
  • Engaging art workshops for all ages using recycled materials
  • Art installations from artists Evan Roth and Peter Matthews
  • Thought-provoking performance art from Anna Kompaniets and Hector Dyer
  • Outrigger canoe paddling workshop
  • Film screening of 30 Days at Sea that follows a modern container ship through Asia
  • Performances from Metronomes Steel Orchestra
  • A slogan workshop incorporating your pledges to the ocean
 
Bring your cups!
 
If you bring a reusable cup on the day, you can enjoy tea and coffee for just £1, courtesy of Benugo!
 
 
Follow the conversation online #WorldOceansDay and join in!