Overnight Programmes

Overnight Living History - KS2

Stage KS2
Price £39.95 per person
Duration 15 hours (starts at 5pm and finishes at 9am the next day)


Dressed in Elizabethan costume, three colourful characters from the ship’s history will guide you about the ship and teach you the skills required to sail on a galleon. With lurid tales of letting and limb removal from the grisly Barber Surgeon, lightning-quick gun drills with the excitable Gunner and mastery of the navigational arts with the ship’s Master, Overnight Living Histories are full of excitement and rich with learning opportunities.
Students and teachers will then bunker down for the night in authentic quarters on the ship’s gundeck!
Pupils will also be provided with our pre- and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively and get the most out of their visit.
Dinner and breakfast are provided.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out about the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of
    the world.
  • To gain a deep understanding of the day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how
    it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how primary source evidence informs our knowledge of the past.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.


Curriculum links:

  • KS2 History, KS2 English, KS2 Art and Design

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