Naval History at the National Maritime Museum

Date Posted: 02/02/2015

The national museum in Greenwich invites students into a unique exhibition.

Children will be given the opportunity to re-enact the lives and seafaring roles of crew members upon the HMS Adventure, in the National Maritime Museum’s pioneering exhibition, Against Captain’s Orders.

A joint project between the National Maritime museum and theatre company, Punchdrunk Enrichment, this collaboration is a first for museums nationwide. 

The exhibition will draw on the museum’s 500 years’ worth of naval history and artefacts, which are then brought to life through a series of interactive and educational experiences.

Suitable for children aged from six to 12 years of age, the exhibition encourages them to navigate through the exhibition by stepping into the lives and seafaring roles of the ship’s watch, navigation, midshipmen and salvage crews.

Located within the museum’s special exhibitions gallery, Against Captain’s Orders will run from 28th March to August.

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Photo credit: Stephen Dobbie

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