Key Stage 1

World Voyages

We have lots to offer the littlest learners! With a strong emphasis on play, creativity and exploration, our workshops will introduce your class to museums and help bring alive the topics you are teaching them.

New Course: Victorian Shipmates

Curriculum Links: History

Price: Discovery visit £4 per pupil + £50 per one hour workshop for up to 35 people

Join the Victorian Navy and explore life on board the mighty HMS Warrior.  Through a range of interactive activities pupils will find out what jobs sailors did as well as seeing first- hand what the living conditions were like for the crew. What did they eat? How did Victorian medicine help them stay healthy… or not? Pupils will have the opportunity to try out a hammock, handle real artefacts and take part in role play and dressing up which will bring the past to life.

Percy Parrot's Pirate Adventure

Target group: Early Years Foundation stage
Curriculum Links: Communication and language, Understanding the world, Expressive arts and design.
Price: Free Discovery Visit + £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 25 people.

Nelson Shipmates

Curriculum Links: History

Price: Free Museum visit + £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 35 people.

Who was Nelson? What was it like to sail with Nelson's Navy? In this activity based session children will be able to discover and explore the life of this famous man. From creating their own replica Nelson medal to handling real Nelson related memorabilia this session will help bring to life a great Naval hero.

A self guided Nelson Trail is provided to support this workshop. The trail takes place in the Nelson Gallery and it is recommended that time to complete the Nelson Gallery trail is included in your visit to the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Museum visits remain FREE for educational groups


Pirates v The Navy!

Curriculum LInks:  History (Famous People)

Price: Free Museum visit + £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 35 people

How did the Royal Navy deal with famous pirates? Find out in this hands-on activity based session. From handling a real cutlass and flintlock pistol to role play, knot tying and a chance to see a real pirate flag, this session will bring to life what it was like to deal with Pirates.



Curriculum links: History, Maths

Price: FREE Museum Visit + £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 35 people.

Join us for an action packed, activity based session, in which pupils will be 'trained' for life at sea. From calculating how many Ship's Biscuits would be needed to feed the crew for a week to object handling and role play, children discover what life was like in Nelson's Navy.

Go Further…Find out more about life on board with our Eating and Drinking trail (KS1 version)


Learning on HMS Victory

All Hands On Deck

Curriculum Links: History, English, Geography

Price: £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 30 people*

A cross-curricular, action packed experience which combines activities with role play on the Lower Gun Deck of HMS Victory. Pupils 'join' the Royal Navy at the time of Nelson, and experience a day in the life of a sailor including taking part in the 'powder monkey challenge' and 'learning the ropes'. Led by costumed staff, this workshop will give pupils, the opportunity to discover what life was like on board for the crew of HMS Victory.


Ship Shape and a square meal

Curriculum Links: Science, Maths, Design and Technology

Price: £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 30 people.

Did sailors really eat maggots? What about their 5 a day? Discover more about the health and well-being of sailors on board HMS Victory. Through a range of hands-on activities pupils discover what sailors ate and how they kept clean, learning about the importance of keeping a crew healthy. They compare the diet of sailors then to what we eat now and decide who is healthier.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands