Action Stations: Design a Name Plaque 18-21 & 24-28 April*

plaqueslightenedCome and join us this school holidays to design your very own name plaque.

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.

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 child

Sessions: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 2:30pm

Duration: approximately 40 minutes

The activity is for 3 years and over – Scissors will be used as part of this activity and younger children will require adult assistance.

We do ask that adults remain with their children throughout the activity

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

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

*The activity will not run on Anzac Day but do come and join us on Tuesday 25 April in commemorating Anzac Day and make a poppy for our ‘Field of Remembrance’