Skeleton: Sculpture inspired by boats

Skeleton: Sculpture inspired by boats

10-11-2016 to 30-04-2017

Until 30 April 2017 Skeleton: New sculpture inspired by Old Boats is a beautiful sculpture exhibition by our first ever ‘artist in residence’. Rob Johnsey, a boatbuilder and sculptor, is not only the museum’s first ‘artist in residence’ but a long serving and dedicated member of the Museum team, having volunteered for our Boat Collection…

Museum Minnows: for under 5s

Museum Minnows: for under 5s

09-01-2017 to 31-03-2017

Every Monday during term time at 11 O’clock, drop-in for a lively half hour of stories, songs and rhymes. Museum Minnows is free with your museum entry ticket. Term time only.                

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed

17-03-2017 to 07-01-2018

This highly anticipated exhibition offers a genuinely ground-breaking and comprehensive history of British tattooing, featuring cutting edge designers, leading academics and major private collectors.

Captain Bligh: Myth, Man, Mutiny

Captain Bligh: Myth, Man, Mutiny

17-03-2017 to 07-01-2018

17 March 2017 – 7 January 2018 This exhibition remembers a notable West Countryman and significant national figure, in the 200th anniversary year of his death. It tells a story that challenges the more commonly known Hollywood depiction and brings to life one of the greatest small boat survival stories in history featuring relics from…

Easter holidays 2017

Easter holidays 2017

01-04-2017 to 17-04-2017

Ahoy! This holiday you can work on your ‘sailor craft in the age of sail’ skills with the team. Make your own: ship in a bottle, sea chests, sea maps, and scrimshaw. 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…

Museum Late: Mutiny’s Conrad Humphreys

Museum Late: Mutiny’s Conrad Humphreys

26-04-2017 to 26-04-2017

To buy tickets online click here Join us for our second museum late of the year when Conrad Humphreys,  the professional skipper on the ambitious recreation of Bligh’s legendary small-boat journey for Channel 4 programme ‘Mutiny’ will give a talk about his experience in the Sunley Lecture Theatre. Conrad Humphreys  is a competitive sailor, who’s sailed…