What’s on: Easter 2017 From Saturday 1 April

Sailor craft in the age of sail

This Easter holiday hone your “sailor craft” skills with our museum team when you make your own ship in a bottle, sea chests, sea maps, and scrimshaw at the craft-making tables. There’s lots of live entertainment too, including enthralling pirate puppet shows and “The Voyage of the Mystery” a spell-binding and truly interactive live show featuring a mix of music, story-telling, drama and role play.

Plan your visit

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Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny
17 March 2017 – 7 January 2018

Now open and receiving brilliant reviews

Challenging the more commonly known Hollywood depiction and bringing to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history featuring relics from the voyage and a specially built reproduction of the Bounty launch, giving a very real sense of the situation of the 18 men who sailed it over 3600 nautical miles across the Pacific.

Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed 
17 March 2017 – 7 January 2018

 

Visitors are loving this ground-breaking exhibition

Offering a genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors. It tells a story that challenges long-standing myths and pre-conceptions about tattooing when it comes to class, gender and age, whilst celebrating the astonishingly rich artistic heritage of tattooing as an art form in the UK.

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed