The world for breakfast (KS1)

Half marathon notice

Visitor notice: On Sunday 4 March Cutty Sark and the museum car park will be closed for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. All other museums will be open as normal and DLR and rail links will be running. Find out about road closures

Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 1
School subject: 
National Maritime Museum
Session times: 
Thursdays at 10.15, 11.30 and 13.00
Session price: 
£60 (maximum 30 students)

Open up the shopping bag and find out what’s for breakfast. Who planted the tea, picked the bananas or roasted the coffee beans? How is chocolate made and where does sugar come from?

As we lay the breakfast table, children look at maps, pictures and objects from around the world, discovering where our food comes from and how it sailed across the sea to us. Finally Using using role-play and a bunch of bananas, we explore the idea of fair trade.

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 and the Queen's House schools booking information

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

Great Map

Ahoy! and All Hands galleries

Museum Trail

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

Fire a cannonat pesky pirates in our children's galleries:

KS1 - Ahoy! (0-7 years)

KS2 - All Hands children's gallery

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