Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2

Our Key Stage Two workshops aim to stimulate thinking skills, encourage team working and are fun, interactive and varied enough to appeal to the liveliest of classes!

Key Stage 2 Offer 

Learning on HMS Warrior

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.

Learning in The National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth

Nelson Shipmates

Curriculum Links: History, science

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 Shipmates

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.

Elizabethan Explorers

Curriculum Links: History/Geography and English at the NMRN

Price: Discovery visit £4.50 +£50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 35 pupils

This hands-on investigative session uses ‘Discovery Boxes’ as children follow in the footsteps of the explorers like Drake and Hawkins. The session is excellent for developing children’s natural inquisitiveness and enquiry skills.

Learning on HMS Victory

Hands On HMS Victory!

Curriculum Links: History 

Price: £50 per 1 hour workshop for up to 25 people*

From sailors to surgeons to marines and midshipmen uncover the lives of the real men who lived, worked and fought on HMS Victory. This hands-on investigative session will use ‘Discovery chests’ to help pupils learn more about the crew, revealing for the first time their names, what they did and how they lived on-board the ship. It is excellent for developing investigative and enquiry skills culminating with pupils presenting their findings to the ‘ships company’

IMPORTANT information for teachers

  • Due to the continuing restoration work on HMS Victory school workshops have relocated to the Upper Gun Deck.
  • Maximum numbers  up to 25 people
  • Upper Gun Deck is not accessible for people with limited mobility. An alternative accessible workshop is available in the Learning Centre, Victory Gallery.

Interested in booking?

If you are not sure which workshop to book and would like to find out more please do get in touch. We can offer advice and help you plan your visit too.

Booking team contact  023 92 839 766 (opt.3) or email

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands