Aberdeen Maritime Museum


18/07/2015 - 08/08/2015

Families can get creative together at Aberdeen Maritime Museum this summer with our free drop-in sessions.

Artist Emma-Leigh McKay will be on hand to help you craft your own artworks, inspired by the intriguing museum displays. All our activities are free and drop-in at any time between 10:30am-12:30pm. They are aimed at families with primary school aged children, but everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please note that at busy times there may be a short wait to take part.

Tuesday 21 July: Tea Merchant's Challenge
Wednesday 22 July: Folded Fancies
Thursday 23 July: Wish You Were Here
Saturday 25 July: The Champions Cup

Tuesday 28 July: The Champions Cup
Wednesday 29 July: Tea Merchant's Challenge
Thursday 30 July: Folded Fancies
Saturday 1 August: Wish You Were Here

Tuesday 4 August: Wish You Were Here
Wednesday 5 August: The Champions Cup
Thursday 6 August: Tea Merchant's Challenge
Saturday 8 August: Folded Fancies

Tuesday 11 August: Folded Fancies
Wednesday 13 August: The Champions Cup 
Friday 14 August: Wish You Were Here
Saturday 15 August:  Tea Merchant's Challenge



Folded Fancies
Inspired by Japanese paper crafts; have a go at designing a folded paper fan, test your origami skills or create a colourful flying carp fish.

Wish You Were Here
Explore the museum's wonderful collection of objects; diving suits, a narwhal's tusk and even a treasure chest are all waiting to be discovered. Choose your favourite object and then design and print a postcard to tell someone special about your exciting museum adventures.

The Champions Cup
With summer sporting contests and our exhibition News Balls Please in mind, we invite you to collage a decorative trophy to take away.

Tea Merchant's Challenge
Come and see our latest acquisition; the original shipbuilder's model of the famous tea trade ship Thermopylae.
Take on the tea merchant's challenge and construct a ship from basic materials. Set sail to discover just how much tea your model can carry!

Find out more about Thermopylae here: