Royal Naval Museum




African Legacy Week

Monday 9th July - Friday 13th July

Following the special exhibition 'Chasing Freedom' telling the story of the Navy's role in the suppression of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the Royal Naval Museum brings you a weeklong celebration the rich and diverse cultural legacy of Africa with music, food, art, costume, storytelling and dance.

African Legacy Week will focus on the development and transfer of artistic ideas from Africa to the Caribbean and Britain as a result of the Slave Trade and our maritime past.

Aimed at KS1, KS2 and KS3, this lively and creative programme of art based activities encourages participants to discover the positive legacies of slavery and, in turn, have a greater understanding of, and empathy for, different cultures in Portsmouth and Britain.

All bookings must be made in advance. Each group will visit 3 workshops, the Activity Area and 'Chasing Freedom'.

If you would like to book places for your class on African Legacy Week contact the Advance Sales Department on 02392 839766 or email

Target Group: Able KS1, KS2 & KS3

Curriculum Links: History, Geography, Art & Design,   Citizenship

Prices: £6 per pupil (includes all workshops, Activity Area and Chasing Freedom exhibition)

KS1: 1 FREE adult for every complete group of 5 pupils

KS2 & 3: 1 FREE adult for every complete group of 8 pupils

Please note that African Legacy Week offers full-day activites starting at 10am and finishing at 2.45pm. Transportation should be arranged accordingly.

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