My First Visit – Night Lights (EYFS)


Visitor notice: We are pleased to announce that Royal Museums Greenwich is reopening. To find out more about which sites will be open and how to plan your visit, click here.

Essential information

Key stage: 
Early Years Foundation Stage
School subject: 
History, Literacy, Science
National Maritime Museum
Session times: 
Thursdays at 10.15, 11.00, 12.20 and 13.05
Session price: 
£30 (maximum 15 pupils, 6 adults)

It’s dark at night even when the stars twinkle and the moon is bright. What helps us see? How about a torch? Or a HUGE light bulb?

Museums are wonderful places. Come on a journey of wonder and discovery, looking, touching – and even smelling – to explore the galleries and solve a mystery.

We sing and talk, ask questions, play games and take a really close look at the things around us.

Let’s look at one of the biggest light bulbs in the whole world. We’ll sing songs, look and wonder as we go on our adventure to find where it comes from.

See session outline

EYFS areas of learning: Understanding the World, Communication and Language, Literacy

Booking a session

Sessions cannot be booked online, this is always done via an email or phone enquiry in the first instance.

To book a visit telephone 020 8312 6608 or e-mail

National Maritime Museum schools booking information

Search and download all our teacher resources

Complete an exciting day of activities by choosing up to two of the following free options when you make your booking:

Great Map

Ahoy! Children's gallery

Museum Trail

Complete your day with a world trip on the Great Map.

Fire a cannon, dress up, steer an icebreaker or buy and sell fish in our Ahoy! gallery for 0-7s.

Provided free with a pre-booked session. Please download and print if making an independent self-led visit with your class.