Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story @ Museum of London Docklands (20 May to 30 October)

May 20, 2011toOctober 30, 2011

pirates-museumofdocklandsFrom Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, piracy has long been an inspiration for books, television and films. Now, in a major exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, families and adults alike can discover the real pirates who ruled our seas over 300 years ago.

Original artefacts, archaeological finds and hands-on interactives will reveal London’s links with piracy dating back to the 17th century, including the capital’s gruesome history as a place of execution for pirates.

Through maps, letters and illustrations, you’ll follow the true story of the infamous Captain Kidd, who met his end at Wapping’s Execution Dock, passing into legend to shape our ideas of pirates today.

Ticket prices

Adult £7 (£6 advance booking)
Child/concession £5 (£4 advance booking)

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