ART SHIP Launches at the Maritime Museum

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27 February — 30 April 2009

This week saw the launch of a very different type of ship at the Maritime Museum.

27 February 2009
ART SHIP Launches at the Maritime Museum

This week saw the launch of a very different type of ship at the Maritime Museum. The brand new ‘Art Ship' at the Museum is a new purpose built home for creative activities, where children can sail through an ocean of colouring in, dot-to-dots and arts materials.

The ‘Art Ship' comes in two distinct sections with the main ship housing a super selection of pens, pencils and paper, while the "Tender" acts as a dedicated space for children to explore their artistic sides.

The ship was built and designed by volunteers from the Museum's Boatbuilding Workshop, who are more used to constructing and restoring more traditional types of craft. To mark the completion of the ship the volunteers were treated to a glass of bubbly to toast its launch.

Education Manager Stuart Slade says: "The ‘Art Ship' is so much more than I ever expected and I'm sure it will prove a hugely popular area with our younger visitors. The team from the Boatbuilding Workshop are more used to conserving boats from the past, but now they've created something to inspire future generation to enjoy boats and sailing."

The ‘Art Ship' is available now and is free to use as part of your visit to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.