Spooky hats, Skittles and 18th century surgery - There's plenty for families to enjoy and experience at the Old Royal Naval College this Half Term!


Horrible Hats

Sat 29 - Sun 30 October, 13.00 - 16.00

Join us for a spooky arts and crafts sessions in the Clore Learning Centre this Halloween. Use a wide variety of fun materials to decorate your sailor's hat, and see if you can make yours the scariest to look at!

Clore Learning Centre, Free

18th century surgery

Thu 27 October, 11.30, 12.30 & 14.00

18th century surgery was a nasty business. Meet a surgeon from the time and learn how surgery was carried out in a time without anaesthetics, antiseptics or even basic hygiene. Warning, not for the squeamish!

Skittle Alley, Free

Victorian Skittle Alley

Thu 27 October, 11.00 - 15.00; Sun 30 October, 11.30 - 14.30

Hidden beneath the imposing classical domes of the Old Royal Naval College is a rather peculiar attraction - a well-preserved Victorian Skittle Alley. Originally built to satisfy the notoriously rowdy pensioners who lived here, it's now open for a limited time only. You can even have a go yourself using wooden practice cannonballs!

Skittle Alley, Free

The Big Draw: Steam Powered 

Mon 24 October - Fri 28 October, 13.00 - 16.00

Draw and decorate colourful shapes with us, to contribute with our giant drawing! A week of shape-inspired arts and crafts workshops. 

Clore Learning Centre, Free

Blackheath art society exhibition | The Visitor Centre

Daily, 10.00 - 17.00 

Colourful paintings in a variety of media adorn the walls of the gallery space in our Visitor Centre in this exhibition. When you've had a look around, why not explore the rest of our Visitor Centre - with interactive exhibits, an activity cart, and even dress-up costumes.

Visitor Centre, Free


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