February events @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

February 1, 2010toFebruary 28, 2010

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 February

  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • Ready, Steady, Cook at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Explore the world of eating and drinking in Tudor times.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February

  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • Sailor’s Valentine on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • Like sailors of yore, create a sailor’s valentine as gifts for friends and loved ones.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Half term activites – Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 February

Daily:

10am – 4.30pm

  • Follow The Flag – Family Trail on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • Find out about the men who lived and worked on board Warrior.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket

10.30am – 4.30pm

  • NEW Family Activity Area on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • Once the lower deck mess and schoolroom for Warrior’s your officers, Warrior’s Gun Room is now somewhere you can bring your young ‘sailors’ for R&R, including costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket

11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm

  • Tudor Games And Pastimes at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Hands-on activities for all the family.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuesday 16 & Thursday 18 February

11am – 4pm

  • Crack The Code on board HMS Warrior 1860
  • Use Signal Flags and Semaphore to spell your name and send messages from ship to shore. Become a secret agent, make a spy gadget and send coded messages to your family and friends.
  • FREE drop-in activity – all ages welcome

Wednesday 17 February

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

  • Ice Warrior – How To Survive The Arctic  at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Get prepared for the frozen world of the Pole by discovering some handy survival tips and making your own Arctic explorers kit.
  • FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Thursday 18 February

11am – 4pm

  • Sea Life Roadshow At Buckland Community Centre with the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Don’t come to us, we’ll come to you! Led by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, join us, other local museums and Portsmouth Library Service as we take to the road for a fun-filled day of art and craft, storytelling, object-handling and a variety of other activities.
  • All completely free and on your doorstep! For more information call 02392 727584

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February

11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm

  • Are We Fitter And Healthier Than Our Tudor Ancestors at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Find out about Tudor health, fitness, food and medicine, then decide for yourself!  Hands-on activities for all the family.
  • 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