There’ll be mischief and mayhem aplenty at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum next week with the return of one of the attraction’s most popular event.
The annual Pirate Training Day takes place on Thursday, July 27 and everyone’s invited to join in the fun and learn the ropes from the museum’s crew.
Anyone willing to ‘take the Queen’s shilling’ and sign up will get the opportunity to do piratey crafts such as mask and sword making and doing a special treasure trail around the museum.
There’s also the chance to learn to write ‘pirate-style’ with a quill and ink and to try some lemon juice to keep scurvy away!
All trainees will earn their Pirate School Certificate once all the tasks have been completed, and Captain Raggy-Beard will be making an appearance and telling a few old sea tales throughout the day.
Dare you come and watch some high seas surgery in the yukky on board operating theatre?
Pirate doctor Sarah will be on hand to show the best way to remove a bullet and perhaps even perform the odd amputation!
But that’s not all….we’ve heard whispers that there’s going to be a mutiny with some pretty dodgy pirates! We’ve already spotted a few of them sneaking around the museum, causing trouble!
Apparently, these pirates have a reputation for drunken brawling and generally being up to no good so on July 27 there’s sure to be a spectacle not to be missed!
- The annual Pirate Training Day takes place at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Stewart Park on Thursday, July 27 from 11am to 3pm.
A museum explorer pass (£10, available from the museum reception) is required for access to the museum and activities on the day.
This is a family ticket which allows two adults and three children admission to the museum with unlimited free returns during the museum’s opening season. Activities are suitable for all ages and children must be accompanied by an adult.