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Activities – Classic Boat Museum

Activities to support your visit to the Classic Boat Museum 

There are lots of resources available to support your visit to the Classic Boat Museum. These include videos and activity sheets with lots of fun and creative ideas to extend learning opportunities either before or after a visit.

Survival at Sea Trail

Designed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RNLI, use this trail to explore the Classic Boat Museum’s West Cowes Boat Shed.

Activity Sheets

model boat

Top Treasure Activities

Discover some of the Island’s top historical treasures which are in the care of our museums with these activities.

silver speedboat trophy

Storytelling Activities

Commissioned from local storyteller Sue Bailey, this activity sheet is packed with creative ideas to inspire activities in the classroom, at our museums and beyond. The activities have been designed to support Arts Award Explore but can readily be adapted for other levels or used to inspire fun activities undertaken without formal Arts Award assessment.

Drawing Activity

Designed by local artist Adam Gaterell, this drawing activity sheet is packed with ideas to inspire your students during a visit to the Classic Boat Museum.

wooden sailing boat

Arts Award Activities

Developed by the Museums and Schools partnership to support Arts Award Explore, these activity sheets include lots of creative activity ideas anyone can use.

Artist-Led Activity Videos

Hammerhead Crane Painting Video

Artist Ian Whitmore creates a painting inspired by the hammerhead crane in Cowes, the only surviving one of its type in England.

Download the accompanying instructions and template.

Origami Boats Video

Artist Ian Whitmore demonstrates how to make your own origami boat.

Download the accompanying instructions and diagram.

Dazzle Camouflage Video

Find out more about the camouflage Dazzle that was used to disguise ships in World War Two with artist Ian Whitmore.

Download the accompanying instructions and template.

Parachutes of Hope: a mandala activity

Take inspiration from the Airborne Lifeboat designed by Uffa Fox in about 1943 to design a colourful circular mandala using symbols and colours that inspire and represent our hopes and dreams in this activity created by artist Jenna Sabine.

Download the accompanying description, template and curriculum links and further ideas.