Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

Parrot pinata  for kids arts and crafts

09 Feb 2016

Pieces of Eight and a Parrot Pinata
Lighthouse shadow puppets

11 Aug 2015

How to create lighthouse story shadow puppets
Needlework sampler made by Julia Donovan on board Carnatic en route to Australia, 1879

28 Jul 2015

A migration story in stitch
How to make painted polar pillows

12 May 2015

How to make painted polar pillows

30 Apr 2015

A fishing boat called Freedom: the story of Tu Do
How to make a no-sew Steampunk Soctopus Softie

25 Mar 2015

How to make a no-sew Steampunk Soctopus Softie
How to make an easy deep sea diver costume

18 Feb 2015

How to make an easy deep sea diver costume

09 Dec 2014

Make your own carrot submarine

11 Nov 2014

Researching your family's child migrant history