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Create your own  version of the Tudor warship Mary Rose.
Create your own version of the Tudor warship Mary Rose.
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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MAKE: You can create and decorate your very own version of the iconic Tudor war ship, the Mary Rose, tomorrow and Sunday. Making Models of the Mary Rose will be held at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and runs from 11am until 1pm and 2pm until 4pm. The workshop is free with a valid Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ticket. For more information about the event call (023) 9272 8060.

DISCOVER: Explore the wildlife and secrets of the Farlington Marshes on a family day out tomorrow. There is a guided walk from 2pm until 4pm, starting at the gate at the west of the reserve. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is a suggested donation of £1.50. Walkers are also advised to bring a hot drink. For more information contact John Goodspeed on 07811 435 252 or email him on john@havantnature.net.

HALLOWEEN: Head to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard next Friday for a spooky fun hour of music, stories and craft. Each session is free with a different theme aimed to entertain the under-five. Hear a story all about a shy sea monster, and then create your own spooky sea monsters to ake home. All activities are free and take place in The Cabin Family Area Gallery. Looking ahead on Saturday, October 27, the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be heading into Halloween with a pumpkin family trail on board the HMS Warrior. For more information about the two events call (023) 9272 8060.