Running from Saturday 22nd July until Sunday 3rd September 2017 Forge Mill Needle Museum have their 'School Holidays' exhibition: PIRATES! FACT OR FICTION
This colourful and fascinating exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the Golden Age of Pirates from Cilician pirates from the Roman Mediterranean to famed pirates of the Caribbean, including, on the way, some fearsome Vikings, Barbary Corsairs and Chinese pirates.
There are many fascinating facts about their ships, tactics and usually short lives including how pirates are represented in history, film and literature was also featured.
The exhibition also includes spectacular costumes from Peter Pan and Spartacus (TV series) as well as a range of period objects including weapons, ships models, and treasure and there are various fun interactives for you to try. Pirates was a family friendly fun experience.
The exhibition was linked to the range of 'pirates' themed events over the summer including PIRATES' WEEKEND on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July 2017:11.00am to 4.00pm