The National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House schools programme offers a wide variety of onsite sessions catering for EYFS and Key Stage 1–5 as well as classroom resources and INSET training.
National Maritime Museum
Visit the world’s largest maritime museum to discover epic stories of Britain’s relationship with the sea and the world beyond. Be amongst the first to venture into our four new galleries opening autumn 2018: Polar Worlds, Pacific Encounters, Tudor and Stuart Seafarers, and Sea Things.
Early years & primary schools at the National Maritime Museum
Our early years and primary school programmes support pupils to use our Museum and collections to build visual literacy, critical thinking, historical enquiry and language skills. We invite pupils to use their imagination and activate their curiosity to ask questions, create stories, play and take a really close look at the things around us. Choose from an exciting range of cross-curricular facilitated sessions and build a rich learning experience by adding a visit to one of our children’s galleries or the Great Map, plus one of our exciting gallery trails. Brimming with adventure, the National Maritime Museum is the perfect learning environment for your pupils to undertake a voyage of discovery.
Secondary & post-16 at the National Maritime Museum
The Museum’s secondary and post-16 programme supports history and business studies students to use the Museum as a learning resource, in order to spark curiosity, inspiration and debate.
SEND at the National Maritime Museum
With a dedicated SEND programme and suite of facilities, the National Maritime Museum is an accessible and inspiring destination for SEND groups.
Our facilities include:
• On-site minibus parking
• Toilet hoist
• Lunch space
• Private quiet space
• Symbol support during sessions
• Specialist SEND facilitators
The Queen's House
Step inside Inigo Jones’ architectural masterpiece to uncover our spectacular art collection and centuries of royal history, set within the grounds of Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at artworks by renowned artists such as Hogarth, Lowry, and the van de Veldes, and see pioneering paintings such as the Queen Elizabeth I Armada Portrait and our new acquisition The Ship of Fools by Kehinde Wiley.
Primary Schools at the Queen’s House
The Queen’s House primary schools programme supports pupils to take their first steps in developing their artistic knowledge and building creative skills, taking inspiration from our beautiful surroundings and our stunning historical and contemporary artworks.
Key stage 3, 4 and post 16 Art & Design Students at the Queen’s House
The Queen’s House art & design programme supports students to develop their artistic knowledge and creative skills, taking inspiration from our beautiful surroundings and our stunning historical and contemporary artworks.
The Museum is in Zone 2 with good public transport links by DLR, rail and boat and free coach parking is available.
Booking a school visit
We can help plan your visit, book you into our lunchroom or tell you the best picnic spot in the beautiful Greenwich Park.
Contact our Bookings team
Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608
In the classroom
Continue your visit or explore further with our rich collection of curriculum-linked resources specially designed for the classroom, including high quality images of themed objects, films and learning activities.
At the museum
Choose from an exciting range of sessions led by our experienced Learning team. Complete your day with a world trip on the Great Map, fire a cannon in the Children’s Gallery or explore people and stories of the past as you journey through the world's largest maritime museum.
Access for all
The National Maritime Museum is committed to developing its educational programme and collections for everyone to enjoy. Most educational sessions involve handling objects and can be adapted for students with special educational needs, please check when you book.
CPD and INSET
Our Learning team offers professional development for the whole teaching staff. Book a bespoke session for your staff with our Learning team.
We work closely with local, national and school partners on projects that focus on our world-class collections as resources to inspire high-quality creative outcomes.