August events @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

August 1, 2010toAugust 31, 2010

portsmouth historic dockyardSummer Holidays

Daily:

  • 10am – 4.30pm
  • Silhouette Trail on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • Find out about the men who lived and worked on board Warrior.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket
  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • How To Look Good Tudor Style at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Try on one of our costumes and step back in time.
  • A free mystery objects quiz for every child
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Travel through time with the National Museum of the Royal Navy to find out about the important discoveries and inventions that changed the Navy – and the world! Each week there will be crafts and quizzes plus the chance to add our giant timeline. And, if you get your Time Travellers Logbook stamped every week, you can enter into our free prize draw!

Wednesday 4 August

  • 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
  • Back To The 1600s at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Celebrate Galileo and the invention of the telescope by making a stellar spyglass or see stars and make your own ‘planisphere’.
  • FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Wednesday 11 August

  • 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
  • Back To The 1700s at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Ever heard of the Turtle Submarine? Discover more about the first combat submarine. Then have fun making and testing your very own submarine craft.
  • FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Wednesday 18 August

  • 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
  • Back To The 1800s at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Follow in the footsteps of Darwin! Join the Victorian Navy on a voyage of discovery and create your own ‘specimen cabinet’ full of wonderful creatures.
  • FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Wednesday 25 August

  • 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
  • Back To The 1900s at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • From hovercraft to airplanes and spaceships, flying machines changed the world in the twentieth century! Come and create your own fabulous flyer!
  • FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 August
Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 August
Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 August
Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 August
Tuesday 31 August – Thursday 2 August

  • 11am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 4pm
  • Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • All the fun of a Victorian seaside holiday! Dress up and promenade along the “pier” to hear the band, become a pier entertainer, put on a Punch & Judy show and make a souvenir to take home with you.
  • FREE drop-in-activity with a valid attraction ticket – all ages welcome.

Thursday Events

Thursday 5 August
Thursday 12 August
Thursday 19 August
Thursday 26 August

  • 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • All Hands On Deck on board HMS Victory
  • What is a fid? Where would you find a holy stone? Join us for themed object-handling sessions on board HMS Victory led by the Learning Volunteer Team.
  • Drop-in, FREE with a valid attraction ticket, all ages welcome
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Telescope Tales at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Join us every Thursday for storytelling, songs, fun and games in the Family Area.
  • FREE session for the under 5s and accompanying adults
  • Monday 2 August – Sunday 5 September
  • 11am – 4.30pm
  • Macramé Workshop on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • FREE with attraction ticket. All welcome

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 August

  • from 11am
  • Victorian Storytelling onboard HMS Warrior 1860
  • “Dan & the Ship of Bones”. Inter-active ‘spooky’ storytelling – a timber shivering adventure.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket
  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • The Sound Of Tudor Music at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Tudor musicians, Kit and Kate demonstrate how the Tudors made instruments.  Hear them being played and have-a-go yourself.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August

  • from 11am
  • Victorian Storytelling onboard HMS Warrior 1860
  • “Dan & the Ship of Bones”. Inter-active ‘spooky’ storytelling – a timber shivering adventure.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Meet the Tudor Doctor Of Physic – Jack Green at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Discover his strange remedies and treatments at the Mary Rose Museum.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 August

  • from 11am
  • Victorian Storytelling onboard HMS Warrior 1860
  • “Dan & the Ship of Bones”. Inter-active ‘spooky’ storytelling – a timber shivering adventure.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket
  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • Tudor Life Ashore at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Find out what life was like for the families of the Mary Rose crew
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 11am – 4.30pm
  • Big Game Weekend with the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Victory Arena
  • Fun, games and the Navy have always been linked – just think of Francis Drake playing bowls (allegedly) as the Spanish Armada sailed up the Channel. Join us as games with a naval theme come to Victory Arena and National Museum of the Royal Navy. Our masters of ceremonies will commentate as players compete in giant games. See if you can become our ‘Battleships’ champion. Adults only can enter our restricted zone; get a tattoo, meet ‘Tokyo Rose’, and lose their money at ‘Uckers’. Everything from board games to computer games will feature in fun for all the family.
  • Free event, no booking required, all ages welcome

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 August

  • from 11am
  • Victorian Storytelling onboard HMS Warrior 1860
  • “Dan & the Ship of Bones”. Inter-active ‘spooky’ storytelling – a timber shivering adventure.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket
  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • ‘Meet The Navigator’ at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Life before satnav!  Find out how the Mary Rose navigator steered his course
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

For more information, read the Fun Kids review on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard