October half-term has something for all ages running from Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November with HMS Warrior 1860 getting in the Halloween ‘spirit’ with a family pumpkin trail and creepy crafts, as well as the chance to learn about the story of Captain Bligh and the Bounty’s voyage around Cape Horn with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, or meet some of the unwelcome stowaways that joined ships like HMS Victory on their far flung travels. There will also be some special behind the scenes 20th century tours of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, from Monday 29th October – Sunday 4th November, showing some rare historic film and tours into the collection stores to see some selected items that will feature in the new galleries opening in 2014. Across the attractions, young explorers can also learn history in fun ways with costumed interpreters, games, dressing-up, crafts, trails and talks. There’s also lots of space for children to explore in their own way, including indoor attractions to cater for that ever-changing British weather!
Those with a more serious interest in naval matters have ample opportunities to discover more and our expert guides are on hand to help.
For full details of ‘What’s On’ over the holiday period, please look at the listings at the end of this release and for further information about the extensive year-round events programme please visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk/events.
An all attraction ticket to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard continues to offer really good value with a saving of 2/3rds, but for those with limited time there is also the choice of an individual attraction ticket. Visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets for all options.