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Introducing Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition

01 February 2019

Set sail for the seven seas and visit Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition this April

Set sail for the seven seas and visit Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition this April

Get ready for swashes to be buckled and timbers shivered as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard prepares for a pirate takeover, unveiling a new UK-first blockbuster family exhibition in time for the Easter holidays.

‘Horrible Histories® Pirates’, based on the best-selling series by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown, is an internationally-acclaimed exhibition that will open for the first time in the UK on 6th April and is set to give youngsters an action-packed insight into the mysterious and murky world of pirates across the ages.

As fans of the books and TV series will expect, ‘Horrible Histories® Pirates’ takes a funny and foul look into pirate history, complete with parrots, cutlasses and all the gore and more. Throughout the hands-on exhibition there will be opportunities to design pirate flags, visit a raucous pirates’ tavern, take out enemies with cannon fire and command a pirate ship on the high seas. Young scallywags can also learn the rules of the ‘pirates’ code’, delve into the often gruesome history of pirate ships and their infamous commanders (both male and female) and they'll have to practise talking like a pirate too or risk a trip to Davey Jones' Locker.

The exhibition has been developed in association with Scholastic UK and is being shipped to Portsmouth across the seven seas, all the way from the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. The unique work of Terry and Martin comes alive in this fun-packed exhibition which has already proved to be a hit with antipodean audiences and is expected to delight visitors to Portsmouth this year.

Terry Deary, author of Horrible Histories, says: “A Horrible Pirate experience, all the way from Aaarrrghstralia to Portsmouth, and aye can’t wait to sea it. So get your Long Johns ready. You’ll be hooked.”

Get ready for pirate adventures 

Can't wait until April when the exhibition launches? Make the most of February half term by benefitting from our offer. Get 14 months for the price of 12 when you book your Full Navy Ticket online. What's more, you save 20% on the walk up price. 

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