Throughout February 2023, Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a season of events for adults and children. RMG will work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and draw from RMG’s own collection to celebrate and reflect on LGBTQ+ lives throughout history.
Out at Sea at National Maritime Museum on Saturday, February 18, 11am – 4pm. Suitable for all ages and free entry. More info HERE
Join RMG for a festival celebrating LGBTQ+ maritime history through the ages, organised in collaboration with local partners Queercircle and Bijou Stories. Take part in love letter workshops, storytelling sessions, and interactive performances including ShayShay’s Quest for the Treasure Chest. Also on display will be a series of animations telling the stories of families from RMG’s LGBTQ+ Family in Residence programme.
Fierce Queens at Cutty Sark on February 24, 7 – 11pm. Suitable for ages 18+. Tickets: adult £16. student £12, members £14. More info HERE
Head back to Fierce Queens – the annual late takeover to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. This year RMG is setting sail and moving venues to land on the Cutty Sark, a tall ship dating to 1869. Join RMG for an immersive experience on board with different activities on each level of the ship including London’s finest drag and cabaret artists, featuring gender diverse performances, queer history treasure hunts and much more.
Sailing Out at National Maritime Museum, Learning Space. Suitable for all ages and free entry to all events. For more info on Sailing Out events, CLICK HERE
Explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ histories from the Museum’s collection with all the family during the February half-term break:
Constructing Costume on Sunday, February 12, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Be inspired by Queen Elizabeth I and how she used costume and image to show the world how she wanted to be seen. Construct your own costume hats, including symbols to show off your identity.
Rainbow Merfolk on Monday, February 13, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Merfolk have become a symbol for some members of the LGBTQ+ community and their image can be found around the museum. Create your own rainbow merfolk, using the colours of the Pride flag, before heading around the museum to see if you can spot any merfolk in the collection.
Maritime Marvels on Tuesday, February 14, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Find out more about heroes from the LGBTQ+ maritime community and work with other families to create a throne for them. Create your own badge for your hero to add to the magnificent throne to celebrate community.
Colourful Creatures on Wednesday, February 15, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Alexander von Humboldt was a hugely successful geographer and naturalist who made discoveries of amazing creatures and geographical features. Find out more about Humboldt’s life and make your very own rainbow-coloured Humboldt squid to take home.
Rainbow Fish on Thursday, February 16, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Inspired by the colours of the Pride flag, create your own magnificent rainbow fish decoration. Hang your decoration up at home and watch the rainbows appear.
Magnificent Mary on Friday, February 17, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Discover the magnificent Mary Lacey and practice your own shipwright skills in this story and craft session.
Fly that Flag on Sunday, February 19, 11am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Create a rainbow flag during this workshop celebrating community and allyship with the LGBTQ+ community.
For more information, CLICK HERE