National Historic Ships UK have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat building Training College, Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning in traditional ship-keeping skills at the Cutty Sark clipper ship in Greenwich.
Have a go at some of the hands on practical skills used to maintain a historic vessel and experience traditional seamanship aboard a historic Thames Sailing Barge.
Activities take place between 10am -5pm on Sat 12th and Sun 13th May and will include:
- Planking & Caulking
- Knotting and splicing of rope work
- Steaming bending and roving timbers
- Axe hewing & spar making demonstrations
- Barge sailing.
The masterclasses will be delivered by tutors and instructors from the IBTC, and will take place in the dry berth of the Cutty Sark and/or the grounds of the Royal Naval College. This program is ideally suited to those with a keen interest in how to maintain a traditional wooden sailing craft.
Also in the weekend is an opportunity to cruise on the river Thames from and back to a local pier aboard a historic Thames sailing barge.
The weekend cost is £250 and includes materials, entrance to the Cutty Sark, tutoring, lunch, and the Thames Sailing Barge experience.
As an extra all those attending could all join a group supper on Saturday in a local pub.
There is also the possibility to join the Thames barge on its 2 day journey to and from London and Ipswich. Limited capacity and weather permitting only.
People can book and pay online using the ‘book now’ button on the RMG website: https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/ship-keeping-weekend-cutty-sark, or pay direct over the phone via credit/debit card by calling Dan Bailey at the finance department at the NMM: 020 8312 6591.
|Event Date||12-05-2018 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||13-05-2018 5:00 pm|