Here's all you need to know about booking an onsite school session with us. We've got a huge range of school sessions for you and your students covering science and astronomy at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, through to arts and humanities at the National Maritime Museum, Queens House, Cutty Sark and the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre (PPMCC).

Managing your booking

Our onsite booking process is pretty similar to booking one of our digital sessions. Here is a breakdown of the stages:

1. Decide what sessions you want to book

We have workshops and planetarium shows to choose from, you can find the details below:

You might also wish to include other things into your visit, like time to look around a gallery and/or a lunch room slot. That's not a problem - just let our bookings team know what you'd like to include in addition to the facilitated school sessions.

We have a number of trails to help you structure the self-facilitated gallery visits.

ROG visit guides and trails

NMM gallery visits and trails

Pricing

The prices for our onsite sessions vary from site to site, so below you'll find a summary of what we charge for our different sessions.

Please note all school sessions must be payed for in advance by credit/debit card or by BACS if requested. We do NOT send invoices or accept payment by cheques. You'll find more information about our cancellation policy and payments in our T&C's.

2. Decide what dates you would like

Our programmes run at different times: 

  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
    • Sessions run Mondays to Fridays - we have Key Stage specific days and you can find details in our programme guides below. 
  • National Maritime Museum/The Queens House/Cutty Sark and The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
    • Sessions run Mondays to Fridays and you can find details in our programme guides below.

It is always good to have a few dates in mind as the programme gets super busy.  Please note we cannot take bookings with less than a weeks notice.

3. Get in touch.

Our bookings team have created a webform so you can supply the information we need from you right at the beginning, and it means we can cut down on lots of emails.

Click here to fill in our quick and easy form

Our bookings team will then take you through the booking process and can answer any questions you have.

4. Safeguarding.

There are different things to consider when it comes to keeping your students safe during an onsite visit. Before your booking can be confirmed we ask you to familiarise yourself with our risk assessments and supervision requirements.

Risk Assessments

You can find the risk assessments for school visits to all of our sites here

Supervision

You are legally responsible for your group at all times, whether they are visiting the shop; having lunch; in a planetarium show, workshop, or looking around the galleries. Adults providing one-to-one support for a student should be counted separately, and there should be an appropriate number of other adults who are responsible for the rest of the group. So please ensure that you have sufficient staff with your group throughout the visit:

  • EYFS/KS1 – 1 adult per 5 students 
  • KS2 - 1 adult per 8 students
  • KS3 and KS4 - 1 adult per 10 students
  • Post-16 – 1 adult per 16 students.

5. Have fun! 

That is it, pretty easy right?  All that is left to do is enjoy your visit. Afterwards we will point you in the direction of lots of different resources to use to follow up the session should you want to.