Saturday, 22 September 2018

V&A Museum of Childhood - Arrggghhh! 🏴☠️

V&A Museum of Childhood
A Pirate’s Life for Me
Ahoy mateys!
A Pirate’s Life For Me
opens 20 October

There is less than a month to the opening of A Pirate’s Life for Me, our first exhibition to focus on fictional pirates in popular culture from Victorian Britain to the present day.

Developed in collaboration with children, this immersive and multi-sensory show will transport you into an imaginary swashbuckling world of adventure and exploration.

Admission free

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Members' Preview
Friday 19 October, 10.00 – 17.00

Are you a V&A Member? Be the first to see this exhibition.

Not a V&A Member? Join now and enjoy discounts in the shop and café as well as unlimited entry to all V&A exhibitions.

Royal Museums Greenwich - You're invited to the opening of four new galleries


Step inside and see the world in a new light
Free entry
Be the first to explore four new galleries, now open at the National Maritime Museum.

With over 1,000 more objects on display you’ll be able to uncover hidden histories, reimagine familiar stories, and reflect on your connection to the sea.

Take a look at some of the amazing objects on display, watch behind-the-scenes footage, and discover epic stories from Polar WorldsPacific EncountersTudor and Stuart Seafarers and Sea Things.

‘You’re in for a treat. The new galleries are absolutely fabulous’
Sir David Attenborough 
Start exploring
Explore the galleries
Sea Things
What does the sea mean to you? Encounter surprising stories from the deep and get up close and personal with more objects on 'open display' than ever before. 
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Pacific Encounters
Voyage to the world’s largest ocean and explore tales of exploration and exploitation from Captain Cook to the present day.
Hear the voices of indigenous communities, from their first meetings with Europeans to the legacies still felt today.
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Polar Worlds
Discover the challenges faced by polar explorers as they navigate these brutal environments, and hear from the people that call them home.
In an era of climate change uncover their 21st-century importance through stories of scientific discovery and local wildlife.
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Tudor and Stuart Seafarers
From monarchs to pirates, follow the story of exploration, adventure, power, and conflict that transformed Britain into a global maritime power and shaped the world we live in today.
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   Discover amazing objects   
Relics from Captain Scott's expedition
Discover objects from Robert Falcon Scott's final and tragic Antarctic expedition.
Part of the display includes the overshoes found on his body, discover how our conservators have been caring for this poignant relic.
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Hodges' largest painting
Marvel at this incredible painting, inspired by visiting Tahiti with Captain Cook, and learn how it influenced a Western ideal of the Pacific.
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Tudor and Stuart ship models
See exquisitely-crafted models such as the Mary Rose and the Prince Royal, showing how ships evolved dramatically during the Tudor and Stuart period.
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Shop the new range
Explore books, clothing and gifts inspired by the new galleries
Prepare for an epic expedition. Pack your bags with warm clothing and inspirational books or find gifts for urban explorers.

Discover the new shop ranges inspired by the Polar WorldsPacific Encounters, and Tudor and Stuart Seafarers galleries. 
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