Saturday 28th July - Sunday 2nd September
Join us for some extra-special espionage themed actvities this holiday with Summer of Spies! Hear two of the Civil War's top secret agents spill all their secrets and create your own spectacular spy kit.
These family friendly sessions involve a bit of audience participation and are always good fun. Performances every day (except Sunday) at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
Aphra Behn: Mistress of All Trades
Listen to Aphra Behn, writer, actress and secret spy, tell all about her radical life and extraordinary adventures.
The Anonymous Spy
The anonymous spy who smuggled a message to besieged Newark's governor will share the painfully uncomfortable tale of how he did it.
Family Craft Activities
10am to 4pm every day.
Seventeenth Century Spy Kit
Saturday 28th July - Sunday 5th August
Find out about secret ciphers used in the Civil War and have a go at making your own to crack some codes. Plus make a spy kit folder to put all your top secret gadgets in; why not use an annual pass to return each week and fill it with more?
Locked Letters and Secret Seals
Monday 6th - Sunday 12th August
Learn how to make and seal your very own secret letter.
Cloak and Dagger
Monday 13th - Sunday 19th August
Create a new identity for yourself as a Civil War spy, forge your identity papers and create a disguise.
Hide and Seek
Monday 20th - Sunday 26th August
Make a hiding place for secret messages and smuggle out some military intelligence.
How To Be Invisible
Monday 27th August - Sunday 2nd September
Make your own periscope for when you disappear around corners stalking the enemy.
Plus, write messages in invisible ink!