SENsory Sailors

Coronavirus reopening

Visitor notice: Royal Museums Greenwich will be closed from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December in line with government guidelines. If you have booked a ticket for this period please contact out more

Essential information

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Date and time: 
Term time Tuesdays, 2.30pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Free for Greenwich Borough residents
National Maritime Museum, Ground floor, Learning space
Family fun

Come along and enjoy this brand new sensory play session for children under 7 with special educational needs. 

SENsory Sailors is a weekly session reserved for children under 7 with special educational needs and their parent/carer.

Join in with sensory activities inspired by the museum’s vast collection and meet other local families.

This session is designed to support children in their exploration of the world around them and their relationships with their parents and carers. Our facilitators will encourage this through:

  • Sensory play 
  • Music
  • Sensory storytelling
  • Hands on activities

Each week we will go on a different adventure together!

Our facilities include

  • On-site parking - contact for more information
  • Wheelchair access
  • Level access to the Learning Space
  • Electric doors
  • Mix of seating (chairs with or without arms, benches, mats, small beanbags)
  • SEND-friendly activities
  • Specialist facilitators  
  • Opportunities to meet other local families
  • Visual guide and sensory maps available via the Museum's access page.

Important Information

These sessions currently run once a week for 45 minutes.

All children who are residents of the Borough of Greenwich and their parent/carer go free.

Bookings need to be made by phone in advance: Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

As part of your booking you will need a ticket to the National Maritime Museum. Please make sure your Museum ticket allows you time to get to the Learning Space before the session begins.

If you are unable to attend, please let our team know so that your space can be made available to another family.

Meet your facilitator at the Propeller Space on the ground floor, by the Museum entrance. 

How are we following social distancing measures?

  • Capacity is limited for this session to ensure social distancing can be maintained throughout
  • Resources will not be shared between family units
  • Resources and furniture will be cleaned before and after sessions
  • Families will be encouraged to wash their hands when they enter the room
  • No soft toys or fabric will be used at this time
  • Find out how Royal Museums Greenwich are keeping visitors safe