We have a rich and diverse range of SEND sessions at the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, The Prince Philip Maritime Collection Centre and the Royal Observatory. Browse our list of sessions below and find tips and practical information for planning your visit in our SEND schools guide.
SEND sessions at all our sites are designed specifically for SEND learners.
Book an onsite school session
You are welcome to make a self-guided visit to our sites. Please see our Self-guided school visits page for more information.
Self-guided school visits
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Pre-key stage/ SLD/ MLD/ PMLD/ ASC/ EBD
sensory and physical learning/
Communication and interaction skills
Drama, Geography, History,
Literacy, Science, Communication
Wednesdays Flexible times
10 pupils per session
Use song, rhyme and multisensory learning to discover what life is like as an explorer on the high seas. Join in a rich sensory story set on a voyage of exploration. Please let us know in advance what level your learners are working at and our skilled facilitators will tailor the session for their needs.
Develop their social and communication skills.
Explore and respond to different stimuli in a new environment.
Take part in song, rhyme, role play and sensory learning.
Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2
Careers, Citizenship, History
Three consecutive Wednesdays
This three-part programme is designed to enrich life skills for SEND learners aged 16+. Visit the Museum three times over three weeks, to explore it as a place for learning, living and working. During the course, each learner will receive a skills book to record the entry level skills they develop and demonstrate. At the end of the course each learner will receive both their skills book and certificate of participation as a record of their achievements.
After completing this course teachers can enquire about further work experience and volunteering opportunities at RMG for learners with SEND.
Gain skills and knowledge in the area of employability
Learn what a museum is for and who works there.
Understand the social etiquette of a workplace.
Develop communication skills through voicing preference and opinions.
Explore Museum objects to develop basic enquiry skills.
Identify the skills they have demonstrated relevant for Entry level 1 and 2.
Adaptable for students following pre-formal, semi-formal or formal curriculums (SLD, MLD, ASC, SLCN)
Experiential, Communication, Social and Cognitive
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.15-11.15, 12.30-13.30
Come and join us on board! We will explore the ship and it's objects, sing some songs and roleplay life on the high seas!
Our learning outcomes are:
Key stage 2 / Key stage 3
Astronomy, solar system
Aurora Days run once a half term (10:30/11:30/12:45/13:45)
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Aurora Days - SEND sessions at the Royal Observatory
Pre-key stage, SLD, MLD, PMLD, ASC, EBD sensory and physical learning, Communication and interaction skills
Personal development, Science, Understanding the world
Have you ever wondered how the Museum cares and looks after all the special objects within the collection? Become a conservator in this hands-on sensory session, where you will explore objects made from varied materials and experience ways to look after your own special collections.
•Show awareness of different materials and their properties
•Develop communication skills through expressing preference and opinions
•Develop an understanding of how to store and care for our own possessions.
Find fantastic school resources for all ages, key stages and subjects. Download our gallery trails to use in the Museum.