July events @ Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

July 1, 2010toJuly 31, 2010

portsmouth historic dockyardSaturday 3 & Sunday 4 July, 10am – 4 pm

  • 11am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
  • ‘Spinning a Yarn’
  • Try your hand at Tudor crafts with demonstrations of spinning and weaving by the Portchester Spinners.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 July

  • 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)

Sunday 18 July, 11am

  • 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
  • ‘A Survivor’s Tale’
  • To commemorate the sinking of the Mary Rose Geoff Pye from the Royal Armouries presents ‘A Survivor’s Tale’ – an interpretation of the sinking of the ship.
  • FREE with a valid attraction ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Wednesday 28 July

  • 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
  • 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!
  • Back To The 1500s  at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Find out about the Tudor voyages of discovery including Sir Walter Raleigh’s search for El Dorado, the city of gold. Then make your own golden treasures to take home.
  • FREE drop-in workshop, all ages welcome

Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August

  • 10am – 6pm
  • Portsmouth Navy Days 2010
  • Don’t miss what promises to be one of the most popular events on the South Coast this summer!
  • Step aboard and see behind the scenes of serving warships of the Royal Navy and foreign navies and marvel at fascinating military displays. Discover over 800 years of Naval history through enchanting re-enactments and visit some of the world’s most famous Historic warships, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860.
  • www.historicdockyard.co.uk/navydays

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