Hands on History:

Seafarers

Date

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul 2017 

Time

11am-5pm

Location

Whitby Abbey 

Suitable For

Children

Children holding toy swords high in the air in front of Whitby Abbey.

Hear tales from life at sea, including Whitby’s most famous seafaring captain James Cook. Have a go at sea themed crafts and learn navigational skills to help you get home after a great day at the abbey.

Timetable:

10.30 - 11am, Cutlass drills: Find out how sailors would have defended themselves on board their ship. Then step up to the mark and get training to use a cutlass.

11 - 11.30am, Knots and navigation: Do you know your bowline knot from your reef knot or how to find your way at sea? No worries, you'll be a knotting and navigation expert in no time!
 
11.30 - 12pm, Captain Cook commands: Learn naval drills from the best!

12.30 - 1.30pm, Epic explorers, object Handling & dress up: Settle down for stories of great explorers and their adventures, get to grips with a ships sextant and delve into our pirates dressing up box.
 
1.30 - 2pm, Captain Cook commands: Learn naval drills from the best!

2 - 2.30pm, Knots and navigation: Do you know your bowline knot from your reef knot or how to find your way at sea? No worries, you'll be a knotting and navigation expert in no time!
 
2.30 - 3pm, Mapping the world:
Get crafty making your very own adventure map.
 
3 - 3.30pm, Captain Cook commands:
Learn naval drills from the best!
 
3.30 - 4pm, Cutlass drills: Find out how sailors would have defended themselves on board their ship. Then step up to the mark and get training to use a cutlass.
 
4 - 4.30pm, Epic explorers: Settle down for stories of great explorers and their adventures.
 
4.30 - 5pm, Object handing & dress up:
Get to grips with a ships sextant and delve into our pirates dressing up box.

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £7.60
Child, 5-15 years £4.60
Concession £6.80
Family £19.80

Price Notes

Corporate members can now enjoy free entry to our site on event days. To see if your membership includes this benefit, please call English Heritage customer services on 0370 333 1181.

How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase on the day.

How to find us

Property
Address
Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Location
North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber

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