New Horrible Histories exhibition opens at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – picture gallery

Eye patches, wooden legs, parrots and cutlasses are all trademark tools for pirates – the ocean rebels many regard as the ‘rock stars of the seven seas’.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 6:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 6:47 pm
jpns WEB collage Horrible Histories
jpns WEB collage Horrible Histories

Now budding young buccaneers can grab this gear for themselves and get ready to learn thanks to the new Horrible Histories Pirates exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Read more about the new exhibition here.

 

Children from St George's Beneficial Primary School. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5117)

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Pirate Bertie Bogey in the soft play area. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5249)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5209)
Erda from St George's Beneficial Primary School. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5202)
Martin Brown, illustrator of Horrible Histories. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5159)
Dominic Tweddle, Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5155)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5128)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5095)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5102)
Pictured is: (l-r) Pirate Rusty, Em Blamey, creative director of Horrible Histories Pirates exhibition in Australia, Dominic Tweddle, Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Martin Brown, Horrible Histories illustrator, Michael Harvey, assistant director - public engagement, research and collections in Australia and Pirate Bertie Bogey. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5289)
Members of Gosport Steampunk Society. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5067)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5226)
Members of Gosport Steampunk Society. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5274)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5217)
(l-r) Eden, Fatma and Leia from St George's Beneficial School with Pirate Bertie Bogey. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5213)
Children from St George's Beneficial Primary School enjoying the exhibition. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5197)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5187)
The News, Portsmouth, got a sneak preview of the Horrible Histories Pirates: The Exhibition lands ahoy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Thursday, April 4. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5178)
Children from St George's Beneficial Primary School. Picture: Sarah Standing (040419-5169)