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. Days of specific crafts TBC.
Seventeenth Century Spy Kit
Find out about secret ciphers used in the Civil War and have a go at making your own spy kit for cracking codes.
Cloak and Dagger
Create a new identity for yourself as a Civil War spy, forge your identity papers and create a disguise.
Locked Letters and Secret Seals
Learn how to make and seal your very own secret letter.
How To Be Invisible
Make your own periscope for when you disappear around corners stalking the enemy.
Plus, write messages in invisible ink!
Hide and Seek
Make a hiding place for secret messages and smuggle out some military intelligence.