Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Date: 6th Apr 2019 - 31st Dec 2019
Time: 10:00
Price: Range from Included with a valid attraction ticket

Avast ye! Plunder no more – Horrible Histories® Pirates: The Exhibition ‘lands ahoe’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard from Saturday 6 April. The best-selling Horrible Histories series, created by Terry Deary and illustrator Martin Brown, takes buccaneers of all ages on an epic adventure across the seven seas with hands-on displays and interactive exhibits.

Do you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate?

Follow bossy pirate parrot and his ratty shipmate on a hilarious journey as you discover wicked weapons, terrible tactics and prisoner punishment used by Blackbeard himself. Lively illustrations, foul facts and gruesome games bring the stories of putrid pirates to life – so fans of the books and TV series will know what to expect!

Salty seadogs can let their little landlubber’s loose as they captain their very own pirate ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy.

Discover the patter of pirate talk and learn the lingo, decide your fate on the wheel of misfortune and get to grips with the rules of the pirate code – otherwise you might be taking a trip to Davey Jones’ Locker.

Grab your grog and sing along in the quayside tavern, design your own pirate flag and battle it out with different weapons including cutlasses and cannons. Take command of your very own pirate ship as you pretend to be a daring pirate commander on the high seas.

Entry to this UK-first exhibition is included with a valid attraction ticket.


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitor Centre

Victory Gate