Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is collaborating with Punchdrunk Enrichment to create an exhibit for six to 12 year olds and their families. Read three children’s reviews here


July 26th, 2015
"This interesting, interactive show Against Captain’s Orders was indescribable! The adventure was crazy while the actors were mind-blowingingly good! Going round the fantastic set I had a whole jungle in my tummy. I was so engaged! We were put into four teams, my family going into “Salvage”. We all helped as the crew of HMS Adventure to retrieve the objects and get them back to our base. I would recommend the show to 8-14 as  year olds as I was quite nervous.”
Sophie age 10

“This production, Against Captain’s Orders, was absolutely fantastic but it was also a little terrifying. It’s so fantastic because it’s not like a normal show where you just sit and watch, it’s one where you’re actually in the action! It was so cool.
Thomas age 8

“It was creepy but I liked it. It was like you were in a real boat. It was scary and the alarms were worrying but it was amazing! It was an adventure!”
James age 6

With so much history secured in one museum: so many objects, so many stories, so many doorways to other times and other worlds, Against Captain’s Orders takes audience members on the adventure of a lifetime through the National Maritime Museum’s extraordinary collection of maritime artefacts. Exciting, enlightening, and, who knows, perhaps just a tiny bit dangerous, Against Captain’s Orders promises a theatrical journey through the museum, the like of which has never been seen before.

Visitors become members of a real life crew and will be called on to work together to navigate their way through this highly adventurous exhibition. The production is the first the Museum has created specifically for six to twelve year olds and working with Punchdrunk Enrichment will ensure that anyone brave enough to get on board will scarcely believe what will happen next.

Against Captain’s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted

Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Dates: 28 March - August 2015

Visitor Enquiries: 020 8858 4422 /

Admission:  £19.75 

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