Schools and nurseries in AHOY! - children's gallery for 0-7s (EYFS-KS1)

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1
School subject: 
Literacy, Maths
National Maritime Museum
Session price: 

Book a session in AHOY!, our new gallery for 0-7s encouraging learning through play and exploration.

The gallery encourages learning through play and exploration, enabling children to find out about ships and the sea in a fun and stimulating way.

So jump aboard and fire up your imaginations with the chance to:

  • stoke the boiler of a steamship
  • dress up as a passenger on a 1920s cruise liner
  • buy and sell fish in the fish market
  • fire a cannon in a sea battle
  • plot your course in the Captain’s cabin
  • catch seaside creatures in the rock pools
  • steer an icebreaker through the polar ice

AHOY! can also be booked alongisde taught sessions and visits to the Great Map. 

Schools and nurseries in AHOY!

AHOY! is a fantastic starting point for many classroom topics and learning projects, bringing to life themes such as pirates, polar exploration and life at sea. The gallery offers a wealth of opportunities for role-play, constructive play and collaborative learning and supports the development of skills in numeracy and speaking and listening.

Areas of learning: Literacy, Numeracy, Understanding the World, Physical Development

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

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