Essential Information

Type Family fun
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Date and Times Friday during term time| 11am (Online session) or 1pm (Onsite session)
Prices Pay what you can

Join in a different creative adventure each week inspired by the vast collection at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre. This unique club is designed to support adult participants with Special Educational Needs and disabilities engage into social activities.

SENsory Social Club outside the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

The SENsory Social Club is a weekly club for adults and young people (14+) with SEND to meet and engage with the collection in a fun and interactive way. No matter where you are from, we offer these creative sessions both online and in person at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre.

Join us every Friday during term time, as we make new friends, have fun and learn new skills through a wide range of activities from story-telling, music, acting, crafts and games. 

To make these sessions as accessible as possible we have made these sessions available on our pay what you can scheme. 

The SENsory Social Club is a community where everyone can engage into the collection no matter their accessibility or ability. So, join us either online every Friday morning or onsite in the afternoons during term time.

SENsory Social Club films

If you need further convincing on what fun is had at the SENsory Social Club, see some of the fun films we have recently made below:

Drawing with Light

Using LED lights and torches, SENsory Social Club have explored drawing with light by taking inspiration from Royal Museums Greenwich's collection.

Watch their artwork come to life below.

This project is part of our Season of Drawings, a series of events inspired by our exhibition The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea at the Queen's House.

It was a different atmosphere!

Blanche, SENsory Social Club participant

"Would you like to try it again?"


James, SENsory Social Club participant

How to make a ship's biscuit

The SENsory social club teach Silly Simon how to make a ship's biscuit. 

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Lethal Mermaids

Mermaids, pirates, sunken treasure – and a fight involving a frying pan – are just some of the surprises in store in this radio drama, written and recorded by the SENsory Social Club.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Come to Morecambe

Created with the Loyne SENsory Social Club, this video showcases the wonders of Morecambe Bay in Lancashire, through music, collages and clay figures.

Interested in booking a session?

To help us create a fun experience tailored to your needs, please email us in advance.

Important information 

These sessions run every Friday during term time with an online version at 11am and an onsite version at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre at 1pm.

Booking a workshop

  • These workshops are offered on a pay what you wish basis, but numbers are limited so please book in advance.
  • If you book and are unable to take part, please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else. 
  • We advise that you block book your place for a term if you are a regular visitor.

About the workshops

  • These workshops are aimed at adult participants (14+) with Special Educational Needs.
  • We advise that support staff/ guardians/ family members offer support to the participant during the session. This is the case for those either attending the online or onsite session.
  • Our sessions are led by SEND specialist practitioners. Each week participants will experience a different creative and social experience.
  • Our Online Sessions will be held via Zoom, a third party software application which is not affiliated with the Museum. 
  • We advise that you take the time to read the terms and conditions on Zoom's website for your own information and safety. 

Useful information

How do I join a live online workshop?
  1. Book your place on a workshop.
  2. Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive an email confirming your place on your chosen live online workshop. The email will contain a link and password to the prescheduled workshop.
  3. When it is time for your scheduled event, click the link on your email. This will take you to your chosen event which is being hosted through an application called Zoom. You will be asked for your meeting ID and password. These should come up automatically, but if not they can be found on your original email.
  4. Once you’re in the workshop, you will be asked to choose to connect audio in three different ways. We recommend using computer audio.
  5. If you sign in before the workshop begins you will be asked to wait in a virtual waiting room.
  6. When the workshop begins you can choose to have your video on or off. We will only interact with participants who have their camera on. If you do not want to be interacted with please switch off your camera.
  7. When the session starts, have your camera pointing at eye level and your microphone on mute. You can control your microphone and video on the bottom of the Zoom page.
  8. The facilitator will ask questions and if you would like to answer a question, the host will unmute your microphone for you to talk directly to them. Please note that you are in a session with many other participants, so be considerate of others.
  9. There is a chat room attached to the workshop room. Please use this for technical questions such as my audio is not working etc. Our host will assist you as best as they can.
  10. If you are planning to keep your video on please be mindful of what’s behind you. Think about having a solid wall behind you or turning on the virtual background if you would like some privacy.
  11. These sessions are monitored at all times. Any behaviour deemed to be inappropriate will result in participants being removed from the session and being reported to the appropriate authorities where necessary.
  12. We support independent learning for all but we hold the safety and well-being of young and vulnerable people in higher regard. Therefore we ask that a support worker/ guardian/ family member is present when particpants are partaking.
  13. Extra activities may be suggested at the end of the session. Links for additional tasks will be put in the chat room for further learning. Your host will inform you when the session is finished. When you have finished, close your tab and sign out of Zoom if you signed in at the beginning.

Go behind the scenes

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is home to the Royal Museums Greenwich stored collections and state of the art conservation studios