February 2016 | Fiona Karn-Smith

Stuck for ideas on how to entertain the kids over half term? Join us for some creative family fun and fall in love with our rich history!

Valentine's Family Drop-In - Wed 17, 12.00 - 16.00

Spread the love and be swept away by the beautiful Painted Hall! Join us and take part in creative activities inspired by symbols of love and peace from the Painted Hall and leave your mark on a giant mural. Discover the history of the Hall and hear tales of love and woe and write your own poem, or help us to create a huge people-paper chain inspired by the characters bursting from the ceiling. You’ll be heartbroken by the time you have to go home…

Family Activity Cart

Pop in to the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre and join our family Activity Cart, full of fun things to make and create! Subject to change. 

Meet Grace O’Malley

Finally, on Saturday 20 meet pirate Queen Grace O’Malley and listen to her exploits and life on the ocean wave. Twice widowed, twice imprisoned, condemned for piracy, she was finally pardoned here in Greenwich by Queen Elizabeth I. Performances take place in the Painted Hall at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00.

Visit the Victorian Skittle Alley

Have a game of skittles in our Victorian Skittle Alley! On Tuesday 16 and Thursday the 18, we’ll once again be opening our doors to our historic Skittle Alley. The old infirmary was transformed into a skittle alley in 1864 and was intended to relieve the boredom of the naval pensioners. Hidden underneath the grand buildings of the ORNC, you'll feel as if you're taking a step back in time in our 19th century Skittle Alley. You’ll even get to have a game! Doors open from 11.30 – 14.30.

Become a Member Today!

This Half term there are lots of great family activities happening at the ORNC! 
By joining our family membership, up to two adults and three children can join us for free at all our family events! As a Member you'll also be entitled to a number of great benefits:

•    Behind the scenes tours, talks, lectures and performances
•    2 for 1 Tickets on tours
•    News - Exclusive bi-annual newsletter
•    10% discount in our shop and in the Old Brewery
•    Early Bird - Early booking to our flagship events

Furthermore, until June 2016 all such donations will be doubled by a grant by the HLF and DCMS-meaning there has never been a better time to join!

Find out more

Find out more

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