Each Saturday a different character!
Explore Traders: the East India Company and Asia gallery with James Robson, a Chinese lascar (sailor) who served on the fastest and greatest of the tea clippers, Cutty Sark. Find out about the struggles of the tea trade between Britain and China on your journey, and the impact of the 19th-century Opium Wars on both countries.
The sea is a dark and mysterious place: join the Sea King Neptune to learn about the mysterious, mythological beings associated with the sea. He’ll take you on a journey around the National Maritime Museum, on which you’ll learn about how and why figureheads were on ships; and about sailors’ superstitions.
Meet Pearl Morris, a Caribbean woman who travelled to Britain in 1948 on the Empire Windrush, a passenger liner that brought one of the first large groups of post-war West Indians to the United Kingdom.