Distinguish reality from myth at the National Maritime Museum.
For those of you who thought pirates were just make believe bad guys in Peter Pan, this exhibition is about to prove you wrong. "Pirates: The Skull and Crossbones" narrows in on piracy as a worldwide phenomenon, a real worldwide phenomenon. Piracy was first recorded in the Mediterranean at the end of the 2nd millennium BCE, whereby a pirate was defined as "one who robs and plunders at sea, an individual who will attack any vessel for his own personal gain." While our understanding has changed over the years, the act of pirating has remained the same. Come distinguish fact from fiction at the National Maritime Museum.