Explore some of our best learning resources and activities for all ages from the comfort of your home.
What do you want to do today?
Write a story
Explore our collections to inspire stories of piracy, exploration and shipwrecks on the high seas.
Our Stories from the Sea resources were developed with writers and teachers and are suitable for children aged 3-11 years.
You’ll find films, activities, resources and useful links - everything you need to create your own adventure story.
Captain the Cutty Sark
Our Cutty Sark Learning resources are designed with the help of teachers for primary school children. Activities include:
- Writing a letter from ship to shore
- Keeping a ship’s log
- Designing your own figurehead
- Practical science activities based on what makes the ship go.
Explore a painting
Watch expert films and discover the meanings behind mermaids, ruffs and pelicans.
What symbols would you include in your own portrait?
Play a game inspired by the Armada Portrait
Cut up the cards and learn more about Queen Elizabeth I.
Make a film
Watch three films sharing local stories and using the National Maritime Museum and June Givanni Pan African Archives to explore ethnicity, identity and migration.
Each film has been produced and edited by local Young Volunteer Filmmakers aged 15-19 years old.
These are their stories, what are yours?
Colour in the Armada Portrait
Think you can do better? Have a go!
Enter a coding competition
If you're missing our Coder Dojo sessions you can still get creative from home, and enter our competition, inspired by the Maiden.
Other sites and topics
Journey into space
Discover learning resources and activities from the astronomy education team at the Royal Observatory.