Great Map activities for schools

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject: 
Geography, History
National Maritime Museum
Session price: 

Book a session on the Great Map as part of your school's visit to the National Maritime Museum.

Pupils can take part in a variety of engaging, curriculum-linked activities that include digital learning opportunities and exhilarating team games.

Take part in engaging, curriculum-linked activities on this giant map of the world. The Greatest Explorer app (aimed at KS1) helps children discover distant lands and understand their connections to us using digital tablets. The new Voyager app allows KS2 pupils to learn about historic voyagers who have crossed the globe and face the decisions that challenged these explorers.

Geography resources around Seas, oceans and using maps are available for self-directed sessions booked onto the map and can be downloaded from September.

Book a session on the Great Map

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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