School holidays at the National Maritime Museum

Two boys dressed as sailors, standing behind a ship's wheel
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Become a pirate and have a nautical adventure these holidays

Avast ye mateys! 

The National Maritime Museum is the place to be for kids of all ages this April holiday. In addition to the Horrible Histories: Pirates exhibition, they've planned special programs for little ones. 

Enter the museum's Cabinet of Curiosities to discover buccaneer weapons and clothing (daily, 11am-2pm).

Build your own tall ship, or construct a telescope at Scurvy Swashbucklers Science (Daily, 10am-4pm).

For $55, kids aged 8-14 can participate in a claymation workshop inspired by the Horrible Histories Pirates exhibition on Thursday April 17 or Wednesday April 20. Everyone will go home with their own animation which could be featured on the museums YouTube channel.

Conclude your holiday with a family torchlight tour. On April 22, join a theatrical tour guide for tales of pirates and their terrible but true adventures. 

By: Shelby Reardon

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