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Family Activities: Weekends and Half Term on HMS Belfast

Published on 22nd September 2021

At HMS Belfast there are family activities every Saturday and Sunday this September and daily throughout October Half Term. Get to grips with the science and skills needed to survive on HMS Belfast with Ship Shape and Family Mission: D-Day Edition, when you come on board. From 23 – 31 October 2021, join us again for more Ship Shape and take charge of the ship in our interactive family activity Sea Legs! All activities are drop in and are recommended for families with children aged 7+. Activities vary daily, we recommend checking details on arrival. 

Makeshop: October Half-Term

Published on 09th October 2019

Paper Circuits: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 11:00 to 15:00 Learn how to create light-up paper creations using simple electric circuits. Bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm, and we’ll build some cool stuff together. We’ll also give you some instructions, so you can continue your experimentation at home! Torch Kits: Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 11:00 to 15:00 Get your soldering irons ready and learn how to make your very own mini torch. Bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm, and we’ll build some cool stuff together. We’ll also give you some instructions, so you can continue your experimentation at home! Doodlebots: Friday, October 25, 2019 – 11:00 to 15:00 Learn how to make a jiggling Doodlebot that comes to life to doodle its own piece of art. Bring your curiosity and your enthusiasm, and we’ll build some cool stuff together. We’ll also give you some instructions, so you can continue your experimentation at home! £10 per activity pack More information and to book click here.

October Half-Term Workshops

A series of interactive workshop for families who want to discover something different this half-term at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret. Frankenstein’s Methods Tuesday, 22 October & Thursday, 24 October, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM How did Frankenstein actually make his infamous monster? How did Victorian surgeons practice dissection? Where did they get dead bodies from? Do our bodies really have a spark of life? Join this interactive drama-based family workshop in our Victorian operating theatre and explore the science behind Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Be ready for some gory details about dead frogs, dead bodies and things coming back to life! Double Double, Toil & Trouble Wednesday, 23 October, 12:00 PM -1:00 PM An interactive potions class and creative writing workshop in the atmospheric surroundings of The Old Herb Garret. Participants will learn about the use of animals and herbs in the history of medicine.  They will then use our collection as the inspiration to create their own poetic variations on the famous witches spell from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Double Double, Toil & Trouble. Pomander Pumpkins Friday, 25 October, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM For hundreds of years it was believed that if you breathed in a horrible smell it would cause you to become very unwell.  As a protection, people would carry a scented ball called a pomander, which would be held to their nose if they were entering into a smelly area. Join this crafty and creative family workshop to learn more about historical and contemporary herbal health and wellness and make your own Halloween themed ‘pumpkin’ pomander to take home with you. These family workshops are free but the general Museum admission applies. Please contact the Museum at education@oldoperatingtheatre.com or call 02071882679 as booking is essential for this event and there are limited spaces available. All materials will be provided by the Museum, please note that sewing needles will be used in this activity. Please Note: *Access to the Museum is through a 52-step spiral staircase.

We Were There: Meet Veterans and Eyewitnesses

Published on 17th July 2018

  Meet veterans and eyewitnesses from home and overseas who have lived through periods of conflict and hear more about their experiences. From life at the front line and being evacuated during the Second World War, to living through the Korean and Falklands Wars, these family-friendly sessions allow you to get an insight into conflict that you wouldn’t find in the history books from those who witnessed it first hand. 11am – 3pm (drop in)  

Seesaw at Unicorn Theatre

Published on 08th February 2018

Being little can be hard work. There are holes to dig, sand castles to make, treasures to find, adventures to be had. It’s much easier when you have a friend to help. But what if making friends is hard work too? Seesaw explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. DEALCARD OFFER: Save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using promocode TLB20 when booking online, in person or calling our Box Office on 0207 645 0560. Tickets usually £10 – £12 (under 18s) and £16 – £18 (adults).  

Beowulf

Published on 03rd August 2017

WHAT WILL YOU FIGHT FOR? By Chris Thorpe Directed by Justin Audibert At the end of this tale, I’ll go to fight a dragon. And I will be no more. Beowulf is the longest surviving epic poem in Old English. Writer Chris Thorpe (Victory Condition, Confirmation at Royal Court) shines a new perspective on the seminal text, drawing out connections between the ancient and the modern worlds in this tale of heroism, fear, bravery and anguish in the battle of life. An exciting, adventurous and atmospheric new interpretation performed with live music. Ages 8-13 years