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During school holidays and special events, fun children’s activities are organized in the children’s studios of the Navy Museum. Check the museum’s calendar for availability. The workshops are free of charge on presentation of a valid museum ticket and are suitable for children aged 5 to 15. Reservations are unnecessary as the workshops are continuous

Schiemanswerk Kinderatelier Marinemuseum Den Helder

Sailor’s ropework

Learn how to make rope from the rope-makers. Although the beginning can be tricky, you can make a pretty bracelet of keyring once you’ve mastered the art. Learn how to make rope from the rope-makers. Although the beginning can be tricky, you can make a pretty bracelet of keyring once you’ve mastered the art.

Schildje schilderen Kinderatelier Marinemuseum Den Helder

Paint a coat of arms

All navy ships and other navy-units bear their own coat of arms. Discover the meaning of the symbols and design your own coat of arms.

Periscoop bouwen Kinderatelier Marinemuseum Den Helder

Build a periscope

Ready to go under water? On the submarine Tonijn you can peer through a periscope, but how does it actually work? Build your own periscope and test it in the museum.

Tinnen soldaatje schilderen Kinderatelier Marinemuseum Den Helder

Paint a tin figure

Come and have a look at tinsmith Jan Veenendaal’s work. He casts the most wonderful figures, such as sailboats and small sailors. You can choose your own figure to paint.

Maak een foto van je zelf gebouwde marine schip Kinderatelier Marinemuseum Den Helder

Build a navy ship with Sluban

At the studio you can build a fantastic navy ship with Sluban-blocks. You can copy one of the existing models or create a fantasy ship of your own. Name your ship and think of its use to the navy. Maybe you can come up with something very clever!