Thursday 6 + Thursday 24 August 2017


Join Seawolves our tame band of Vikings and discover what Viking combat was really like in these interactive sessions. Are you brave enough to take your place in the shield wall?

Plus: live performance, storytelling + new activities every week…

All activities are free with your museum ticket. For dates and times see below.


Monsters and Mermaids week | 17 – 23 July

Live performance: Squash Box Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret Tuesday 18 + Thursday 20 July | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: make magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Awesome Adventures week | 24 – 30 July

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Tales of Awesome Adventures’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter Tuesday 25 + Thursday 27 July | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: Make the things you will need for your own awesome adventure.. A compass badge to find your way home; A sword or flintlock pistol to fight of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates; A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Celts, Saxons and Vikings week | 31 July – 6 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Beouwolf Puppet Show’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter
Tuesday 1 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Thorsday! Join Seawolves our tame band of Vikings and discover what Viking combat was really like! Thursday 3 August

Make and takes: Make magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Monsters and Mermaids week | 7 August – 13 August

Live performance: Squash Box Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret
Tuesday 1 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Thorsday! Thursday 3 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: Make magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Awesome Adventurers week | 14 – 20 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Tales of Awesome Adventures’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter Tuesday 15 + Thursday 17 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Make and takes: Make the things you will need for your own awesome adventure; A compass badge to find your way home; A sword or flintlock pistol  to fight of dangerous animals, or fearsome pirates; A newly discovered tropical bird to wear on your shoulder? Daily | 12 -3.30 pm


Celts, Saxons and Vikings week | 21 – 27 August

Live performance: Rattlebox Theatre – ‘Beouwolf Puppet Show’ – storytelling and puppet shows creating a little magic and a lot of laughter
Tuesday 22 August | 11:30am and 2pm

Thorsday! Join Seawolves our tame band of Vikings and discover what Viking combat was really like! Thursday 24 August

Make and Takes: Discover your inner warrior! Make swords, shields, helmets and axes. Daily | 12 – 3pm


Monsters and Mermaids week | 28 August – 3 September

Live performance: Squashbox Theatre – ‘The Sea Show’ – a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret
Tuesday 29 August | 11:30am + 2pm
Thursday 31 August | 11:30am +2pm 

Make and takes: Magnificent monster masks, monstrous + magical puppets. Daily | 12 -3.30 pm