Day Trips24th January 2016

Sea Signs at the Cutty Sark - Family Fun Day

Fantastic opportunity for Deaf families to enjoy an accessible tour and activities

by SLFirst Team

Sea SIGNs, Saturday 13 February 2016

Family Fun day for Deaf and hearing audiences

Time: 11.00-15.30

Suitable for all ages, juyst drop in

LOCATION: Cutty Sark, Greenwichall areas

ADMISSION: Admission charges apply, activities free with entry

On Sat 13 February 2016, Cutty Sark will be running its first ever Sea SIGNs event for Deaf and hearing families. All events will either be BSL-led accompanied by voice-over interpreters, or delivered by spoken facilitators and supported by BSL interpreters, so they are accessible to both Deaf and hearing visitors. 

Events on board include storytelling on the, ’Tween Deck and Cutty Sark’s ever popular actor performer, Captain Woodget will be entertaining visitors on the Main Deck. Under the ship, visitors can learn how to write a coded message using signal flags and design their own flag in our fun family workshop. As part of the Sea SIGNs event, deaf historian John Wilson will be returning to the ship to deliver tours of the Cutty Sark and her history in BSL (pre-booked ticket holders only). 

We hope to introduce new families to the ship and welcome old friends too - a special goody bag and café voucher especially for this event will be available for families attending (subject to availability). All events, with the exception of John Wilson’s tour, are drop-in and free with admission - come on board and take part!

More information about the Sea SIGNS event including the programme for the day can be found on the website and John Wilson’s tours -  

Images coutesy of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London ©

Article by SLFirst Team

posted in Entertainment / Day Trips

24th January 2016