Ahoy closure

Bringing the kids? The Ahoy! Children’s Gallery is closed until 30 October 2017 as we build our exciting new Exploration Wing. The Great Map remains open and there is lots for kids to see and do at Cutty Sark.

A complete day of museum learning from Early Years to Post-16.  Search our school sessions by subject and Key Stage below. 

Visit both Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum in one day to find all the inspiration children need to write creative stories set at sea.

Stamping snow from his boots, here’s Tom Crean, hero of three trips to Antarctica led by famous explorers Scott and Shackleton.

Be afraid! You are in the company of the fearless pirate Alice Leghorn, known to her friends and enemies as ‘The Wolf’. Arrrrgh!

Led by a practising artist, this creative and thought-provoking session empowers children to ask questions about a fascinating contemporary artwork.

How do artists paint the sea?

This unique one-day session on the British Empire uses a multi-sensory approach and draws on our collections to address this complex and sensitive subject.

Book a session on the Great Map as part of your school's visit to the National Maritime Museum.

Examine key leadership themes through the story of Horatio Nelson, in a study day aimed at A-level, Applied A-level Business Studies students.

Explore past and present marketing strategies and analyse the effectiveness of the Museum’s marketing mix (GCSE, BTEC, Applied A-Level).

Vikings were great sailors, building sturdy ships and travelling huge distances. Their seafaring talents took them far and wide, as they raided and invaded other lands, and traded their goods. Our ‘Meet the Vikings’ session examines the skills and technologies they used to equip themselves for long sea journeys. 

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