Pirate

Come down to Forge Mill Museum this summer to enjoy an unforgettable swashbuckling experience for the whole family.

Visitors can enjoy the museum’s latest exhibition - Pirates Fact or Fiction exhibition between the 22nd of July and the 3rd of September.

This exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the Golden Age of Pirates! Discover some fascinating facts about their ships and the lives of these popular rogues before testing your knowledge with fun interactives.

The exhibition will also feature costumes from TV and film as well as historical reproductions. Throughout the exhibition there will also be a treasure hunt trail around their grounds for budding bounty hunters to try and find Bordesley Bill’s loot.

As well as the exhibition, on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of July there is a special Pirate Weekend with the chance to meet pirate crew, the River Rogues.  During the weekend there will be a fantastic puppet show for the whole family to keep the shipmates entertained as well as sailor knot and rope work demonstrations, shanty singing and a blacksmithing demonstration. This event runs from 11am – 4pm.

Cllr Pat Witherspoon, whose portfolio covers Leisure Services, said: “The school holidays can seem like a very long time when you’re trying to fill every day with something fun. So why not bring your children down to enjoy some pirate adventures. Excite their imaginations with treasure, swashbuckling sword fights and plenty of fun!”

Throughout the course of the summer, the museum will be hosting some other pirate themed events including Pirate Lego workshops, interactive pirate food demonstrations, Pirate Science workshops and Condensed History Pirate Shows.

Details of the full programme can be found on the museum’s website www.forgemill.org.uk.

Entry to this exhibition is included in the normal admission price to the museum. However, for Redditch residents on Wednesdays only (when museum entrance is normally free) there is a separate charge of £2 for adults and £1 for children to visit this exhibition.