School visits

Bringing school groups to the Royal Observatory, the Peter Harrison Planetarium, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House, will be a valuable experience and is easy to organise.

We offer a spectacular environment with a diversity of collections supporting history, art, geography, astronomy, science, technology, numeracy and literacy and programmes led by experienced facilitators.

Pre-booking school visits is essential and we are happy to help and advise if you get in touch.

Contact our Bookings team 10.00–16.00 Monday-Friday:


Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608 

Royal Observatory Greenwich

A school visit to the Royal Observatory offers students an inspiring, curriculum-linked experience for all key stages, with unparalleled opportunities to meet astronomers, engage with cutting-edge science and explore big ideas.

Royal Observatory Greenwich schools programme

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark offers an exciting programme of curriculum-linked facilitated workshops for Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. Alternatively, you can make a self-directed trip and tailor your visit to the needs of your class.

Cutty Sark schools programme

National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House

The National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House schools programme offers a diverse programme of cross-curricular learning catering for EYFS and Key Stage 1 to 5, as well as classroom resources and INSET training.

National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House schools programme

Risk assessments for school visits

Useful guidelines to download for teachers planning school visits.

Download risk assessments and guidance

Search all school sessions

We offers a wide variety of onsite sessions catering for Foundation Stage to Post-16 including a range of curriculum-linked activity. Search our schools sessions below by museum, subject and Key Stage.

Browse all schools sessions

Teacher resources

We have a range of resources in which can be downloaded for free and adapted to suit the needs of your students including a teacher’s guide, classroom activities, challenges and films.

Search our teacher resources