The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is a true working environment, where literacy, art, science, technology and humanities collide and are applied.

 Come behind the scenes to see the inner workings of a National Museum.

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

Set in the heart of this state of the art facility is our learning department with modern learning and seminar spaces designed to support STEM and Humanities based learning offering unrivalled opportunities to explore and understand objects as never before from a cultural, material and analytical perspective.

Our school programmes support pupils to use our collections to build scientific investigation skills, visual literacy, critical thinking, historical enquiry and language skills. We invite pupils to use their imagination and activate their curiosity to ask questions, create stories, play and take a really close look at the things around us.

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Secondary Schools

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Want to see behind the scenes?

Our Collections and Conservation Store the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre in nearby Kidbrooke is open to visitors.  If you want to take a tour of our collections not currently on display and learn about conservation science through a bespoke session, contact


Join our community garden

On the grounds of our conservation and storage facility,  we have a secret garden.  Our community garden is a place where people of all ages can get involved, learn new skills, develop an understanding of nature and discover heritage and history through the growth of vegetation.

We offer opportunities for local schools or clubs to join us for facilitated sessions for free. If your school or club are interested in using this rich resource in the heart of Kidbrooke please email

Learners enjoying one of our Garden Clubs