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The National Museum of the Royal Navy is delighted to offer a brand-new schools programme of interactive learning opportunities and resources to enthuse and inspire learners of all ages and abilities.

Using our world-class ships, collections, expertise and facilities at our sites across the UK, our programmes provide unique and unforgettable learning experiences.

Our site-based activities combine inspiring hands-on experiences with innovative digital resources to bring subjects to life. Our sites offer a range of stimulating activities for all ages, making learning relevant and engaging. From a simple self-guided visit to more in-depth and interactive experiences, we have an option to suit all needs and budgets and all within a safe and secure environment.

Browse the below brochures which gives all the details and pricing for our exciting programmes.

Explore our School Programmes

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Schools Programme

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is delighted to offer its programme of interactive learning opportunities and resources to enthuse and inspire learners of all ages and abilities. Using our world-class ships, collections, expertise and facilities, our programmes provide unique and unforgettable learning experiences. Our site-based activities combine inspiring hands-on experiences with innovative digital resources to bring subjects to life.

Fleet Air Arm Museum School Programme

Welcome to the Schools Programme for the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the home of Royal Naval Flying. The museum’s collection is an unparalleled resource of innovative technology, personal stories and historic objects, to bring the curriculum to life. The museum offers a range of stimulating activities for all ages, making learning relevant and engaging throughout our four halls.

National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool Schools Programme

Go on an adventure with your class at the National Museum of the Royal Navy: Hartlepool and visit our world-class historic ship and quayside and our exciting Fighting Ships experience. The museum offers a flexible teacher-led visit which can be tailored to fit class size and time constraints.

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower Schools Programme

Visit Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower to make your school visit go off with a bang! There is plenty of science to discover with 150 years of naval firepower and changes in military technology. If you are focusing on history, a visit to Explosion will bring to life the site’s rich local heritage, including a chance to investigate the Grand Magazine from the time of Nelson’s Navy. Discover more about the lives of the women who worked at Priddy’s Hard during both the First and Second World Wars.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum Schools Programme

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is delighted to offer its programme of interactive learning opportunities and resources to enthuse and inspire learners of all ages and abilities. Step on board the UK’s only surviving World War Two era submarine, HMS Alliance and join our submariner guides who will describe what life was like on board. Learn all about the history of the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet and the technology which has allowed sailing beneath the waves.

HMS Caroline Learning Programme

Welcome to the learning programme for HMS Caroline! Based in Belfast’s famous Titanic Quarter, HMS Caroline is a First World War-era ship now restored as a floating museum with an amazing story to tell. Pupils will be immersed in life on board this unique vessel and discover stories of the people who served during one of history’s greatest naval engagements, the Battle of Jutland. 

Our onsite and outreach sessions combine hand-on activities with an opportunity to engage with collections and innovative technology, providing unforgettable learning experiences that bring the curriculum to life.

How to Book

To make a school booking at one of our sites, contact our booking team directly:

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Royal Navy Submarine Museum/Explosion

Email: phd.learning@nmrn.org.uk

Tel: 023 9283 9766 (opt 3)


Fleet Air Arm Museum

Email: groups@nmrn.org.uk

Tel: 01935 840565 (opt 3)


National Museum of the Royal Navy: Hartlepool

Email: nmrnh.enquiries@nmrn.org.uk

Tel: 01429 860077


UK school visits are required to be booked at least 7 days in advance. Schools and groups not booked in advance cannot be accepted.

To qualify for a UK school rate, a group must consist of a minimum of 12 paying persons.

School Visit Booking

To make a school booking at one of our sites, you can fill out our online form and one of our team will be in touch to confirm your visit.