In the centuries following the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’, the reputation of infamous pirates such as Blackbeard and Calico Jack have undergone a significant transformation.
Piracy prospered between 1650 and 1720 in a period known as ‘The Golden Age of Piracy’. As colonial overseas trade grew so did the quantities of valuable cargoes being shipped and with that temptations into piracy increased.
Let your little pirates loose as they captain their very own ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy.
Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code – otherwise you might be taking a trip to Davey Jones’ Locker.
Grab your grog and sing along in the Pirate Tavern, design your own pirate flag and battle it out with different weapons including cutlasses and cannons. Take command of your very own pirate ship as you pretend to be a daring pirate commander on the high seas.
This hilarious journey through the world of pirates has been brought to life by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown – whose bestselling books celebrated ‘25 Horrible Years’ in 2018.Get hands-on with over thirty interactive experiences including touch-screen games and roleplaying opportunities to entertain even the most hardened old salt.
Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition opens on Saturday 6 April from 10am at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The exhibition has been developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney in association with Scholastic UK.
Entry to Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition requires a valid attraction ticket. Book online and save 20% on a Full Navy Ticket and visit all year round.
Start your own naval adventure and book tickets to see Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition.
A new exhibition that sheds light on the little-known cultural history of the Jolly Roger flag will open at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 6 April 2019.
Location: HMS Warrior 1860
How pirate arrre you? Find out in this hands on activity based session on a real ship. From handling a cutlass and flintlock pistol to role play and making a gruesome ship’s biscuit, this session will bring to life a time when putrid pirates ruled the waves!
Price: Discovery visit to the Horrible Histories exhibition £4.50 per pupil + £50 per one hour workshop on HMS Warrior for up to 35 people