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Action Stations: Design A Name Plaque


Fri 21 Apr 2017, 10:30am–3:30pm
Mon 24 Apr 2017, 10:30am–3:30pm
Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:30am–3:30pm
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:30am–3:30pm
Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:30am–3:30pm

Where: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Join us this holidays to design your very own name plaque to take away.

Every sailor in the Navy has to make sure they are ‘tiddly’, that’s Navy speak for tidy. This includes looking after their uniform and making sure they don’t lose it. One of the new recruits first jobs is to stencil their name onto their water bottles and onto their name badge. In the old days, sailors used to each have a wooden name stamp that they would use to print their name onto their uniform and other possessions.

Come and find out more about this and design your very own name plaque to take away using the same kind of stencils as the BCTs (they’re the newest sailors in our Navy!)

Cost: $3 per plaque
Session times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. The activity will last approximately 40 minutes.

Please note that we will not be running this activity on Anzac Day.

Activity for 3 years and over. Children will be using scissors as part of this activity and younger children will require adult assistance.

Pre-booking is recommended though some walk up spaces may be available. All groups of 10 or more must book.

To book please contact the Navy Museum on 09 445 5186 or email -

For full details please go to the website.

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