A new permanent installation has appeared outside the Maritime Museum recently. Yinka Shonibare's sculpture of Nelson's Ship in a Bottle is an impressive miniature of the HMS Victory, and has inspired a series of events for children over the summer holidays. There may not be pirates involved, but kids will have a swashbuckling adventure. As well as being able to take part in arts and craft, there will be story telling, and a tour to Trafalgar Square, in which they will learn all about Lord Nelson. All these activities are free, so climb on deck and set sail.
It is story time with Rich Sylvester as he takes you on a time travelling journey across the ocean. Learn what Trafalgar Square commemorates, and travel from modern Greenwich to the Spanish shores of the early nineteenth century.
From the Museum to Trafalgar Square Daily until 2nd September
On a walking trail from the Maritime Museum to Trafalgar Square, you'll pass by all the sites connected with Lord Nelson. Download an activity pack to complete on the way.
John Simmons: A Sailor's Trafalgar Story Mondays & Wednesdays in August, 2nd Septermber, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
What was life like at sea for a black sailor? John Simmons was taken from his home in Jamaica and set to work for Lord Nelson. Hear about the harsh realities, but also the surprising freedom he had compared to other black sailors.
Creative Cargo: Ideas Trolley Tuesdays and Fridays in August, 11.30am-1.30pm, 2pm - 4pm
How on earth do you get a ship in a bottle? The mystery is revealed.