Work Experience 

Gain valuable skills with work experience at the National Maritime Museum. 

Work Experience at the National Maritime Museum 

Our one week work experience placement offers young people the opportunity to spend time working across a variety of departments, to gain a broad insight into different types of careers in the arts and heritage sector.

We work specifically with young people from pupil referral units, young offenders and young people NEET. 

Previous placements involved working within Exhibitions, Curatorial, Learning and Interpretation, Conservation, Library & Archives, Photography and Visitor Services Experience. You will have the chance to learn new skills, ranging from documenting objects in the photographic studio to reading and singing to children in an early years workshop.

We run this programme twice a year and have capacity for 5 young people per week. If you are interested in a placement at the museum please contact the Youth Projects Producer at or call +44(0)208 312 8528  

If you are not a school student from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, you can find out about other work experience opportunities here.


I loved Toddler Time - reading stories, playing with them- I want to do this as a career!

Work Experience Placement 2020
I wouldn't normally come here but it's actually quite amazing and peaceful. Work Experience Placement 2020

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​​​​​​​Work Experience at the Royal Observatory 

We provide 1-week of work experience in the Science Learning department for students in Year 10 to Year 13. The placements take place during the Summer term (May-July).

To apply, please send an application form and cover letter explaining why you would like to do work experience at the Royal Observatory and how it will benefit you, to

Applications for Summer 2020 have closed. Applications for Summer 2021 will open in Autumn 2020.

Find out more about our events, activities and projects for young people and youth groups at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre and the Queen’s House.

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Find out more about current vacancies and volunteering opportunities at Royal Museums Greenwich