6 – 22 April 2019
Admission free, drop-in
Join us for a series of workshops, performances and activities this Easter school holiday, celebrating the final weeks of A Pirate’s Life for Me exhibition.

Family workshops:

Paper Sack Costume
8 & 12 April 2019, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80mins)
£7 per child, ages 4+
Join artist Francesca Centioni-Dene to create a wearable pirate costume out of a paper sack.

Pirates Bandana Making
9 – 11 April 2019, 10.40, 12.30 & 14.40 (80mins)
£7 per child, ages 4+
Design patterns and arrange colours to create your own pirate bandana.

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Booking information:
– Children need to be accompanied by adults during the workshop. At least 1 adult per 4 children, but no more than 1 adult per 1 child.
– Please note that we cannot accommodate younger children without tickets in the workshop room.
– We are not able to offer refund or exchange for these workshop tickets.

Special activity:

Half-day Pirate Camp
16 – 18 April 2019, 10.00-12.30
£17.50 per child per day, ages 5-11
Train yourself to be a pirate in this half-day camp with the team from Chimp & Bee. Create your own pirate outfit, learn some pirate moves and songs, and perform the finale on the pirate’s ship in the museum.

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Pop-up performance (free, drop in):

The Great and Odorous Captain Putrid
9 – 11 April 2019, 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (30min)
Free, drop in, all ages
Come aboard on an adventure with the notorious Captain Putrid to help him get his stink back! A fun, interactive storytelling with opportunities to join in and sing along for families.

Free drop-in activities (all ages):

Midnight at Moonstone: Paper Doll Making and Show & Tell
Saturday 6 April 2019 11.00-13.00 &  14.00-16.00
Meet illustrator Trisha Krauss and author Lara Flecker and have fun decorating your own paper doll. Take a look at two of the original costumes that inspired their book Midnight at Moonstone and hear about Lara’s job as a costume mounter at the V&A.

Pop-up performance: The Great and Odorous Captain Putrid
Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 April 2019
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (30mins)
Exhibitions Gallery
Come aboard on an adventure with the notorious Captain Putrid to help him get his stink back! A fun, interactive storytelling with opportunities to join in and sing along for families.

Decorate the Pirate Ship
19 – 22 April 2019, 11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00
Free, drop in, all ages
Design, create and add to a giant cardboard pirate ship on the Marble Floor of the Museum. An activity designed and created by artist Laura X Carlé.

Sunday– Friday 7-12, 14-19 & 21-22 April

Storytelling for under 5s
10.30 (30mins), except for 9-11 April*
Storytelling session specially designed for little ones, with lots of opportunities to join in and sing along.
*Storytelling sessions will be replaced with special pop-up performances on 9 – 11 April.

Play at the Museum
11.30-12.45
Come and have a go at toys you can find on display at these themed sessions highlighting areas of the Collection.

Pirate Stories
except for 9 – 11 April, 14.00 (30mins)
Join us for this interactive storytelling sessions inspired by A Pirate’s Life for Me exhibition.

Arts & Crafts
14.40-16.00
Get creative and make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s collection to take home.

Saturday, 6, 13 & 20 April

Little Hands Playtime for 6 – 18 months
10.30-11.30
Touch, explore and play. Sensory open-ended play session for little ones.

Pirate Stories
12.20 (30mins)

Arts & Crafts
14.00-16.00