Watch out for pirates. . . AHOY! opens at the National Maritime Museum

March 23, 2015

AHOY! our new gallery for 0-7 years olds at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich launches to the public this week.

Inspired by the Museum’s rich collections, AHOY! is designed to fire children’s imaginations. Be it fishing from the end of the pier, stoking the boiler on a steam ship or captaining a pirate ship, the gallery gives children an opportunity to discover the museum collection through imaginative play.

KCA London, Creative Director Dan Howarth comments, “We wanted to create a gallery that gives children the chance to explore and have fun, whilst also introducing them to the amazing collections held at the museum. It was important for us to create a design that is for children, but without being childish. Avoiding the use of primary colours so often found in children’s spaces, we have used a muted palette of colours and natural materials inspired by the maritime paintings of the museum collection. The result is a sophisticated, surprising space with a real spirit of adventure, that offers multiple opportunities for exploration, discovery, learning and play”.

The gallery is at the heart of the Museum, and is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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