Waves And Games At The Submarine Museum This Summer


Children visiting the Royal Navy Submarine Museum on Thursday 1 August and Tuesday 6 August can drop into extra free activities as part of the summer season of the Sammy Sardine School. Activities will include creating waves in a bottle and learning to play Uckers – a Royal Navy board game.


On Thursday 1 August, families can discover how waves affect people, animals and submarines. Children can then create their own waves in a bottle and make sea sound instruments. On Tuesday 6 August, children can play some of the games played on board HMS Alliance during the 1950s and 1960s, including Ludo, Draughts and Uckers and then design and make their own to play at home.


Gareth Brettell, Education Manager at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum said,


"On Tuesday's and Thursday's throughout the summer holidays, families can return again and again to Sammy Sardines Summer School."


The Royal Navy Submarine Museum and HMS Alliance is open everyday. A visit includes a tour of HMS Alliance, the only walkthrough WW2 era submarine in the UK, led by a submariner who can tell firsthand what life was like to live under the sea.  Families can also find out just how smelly submariners were, the ghastly food they ate and how sub loos could turn into poo fountains in the funny exhibition Horrible Science of Submarines, written by the author of the Horrible Science books, Nick Arnold and illustrated by Tony De Saulles. For the very young, splashing fun with water, dressing up as pirates to play on the pirate ship is the order of the day in Busy Boats Bay, a new indoor play area for under 5s.


Our family events, Horrible Science exhibition and Busy Boats Bay are all free with a valid museum ticket and under 5s go free. If a ticket is Gift Aided then families can have unlimited entry for a year. There are also family ticket deals saving up to 45% on entrance at the Submarine Museum and Explosion.   For more information on visiting the Royal Navy Submarine Museum visit http://www.submarine-museum.co.uk/ or call 023 9254 5036.