Come to The Tall Ship at Riverside on the centenary weekend of WW1 to experience, explore and commemorate life onboard a ship and at home during the time of war.
All activities will be FREE and include...
Live WW1 style music and songs.
Shadow puppetry storytelling sessions with Dan Serridge Storyteller
A talk on the Lusitania disaster (Saturday Only) with Alan Blackwood, a leading expert on the Lusitania and Ex 3rd Officer on the RMS Queen Elizabeth. *Spaces are limited please pre-book for this session.
A WW1 costumed nurse who will show you how to roll bandages and describe her experiences in her make-shift ship hospital.
Learn about rationing and recipes from Margaret, the WW1 housewife at her dinner table.
Play shuffleboard on the deck with Albert Bestic.
Make a poppy and place it on our commemorative poppy net.
Meet a costumed WW1 Army Officer.
Look at original WW1 objects from The Tall Ship's collection which are not usually on public display, including a Lusitania medal.
Make a medal craft with Lizzie Robinson.
WW1 Morse Code demonstrations from retired Radio Officers.