Key Stage 3 & 4

Ket Stage 3 and 4

Real artefacts and archives are key to inspiring students to develop their historical enquiry skills as well as providing inspiration to delve deeper into subjects. Our workshops encourage critical thinking and offer a stimulating environment in which to learn.

Face to Face - Kitbag Stories

Curriculum links: History, RE (Ethics) War and Conflict

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

Using veteran case studies and our unique, multi-media kitbags students interpret different types of primary evidence and develop enquiry skills to find out more about the experiences of servicemen and women. Kitbag resources include artefacts, photographs, face to face interviews and official documents relating to war and conflict since 1945 and including post 9/11 campaigns.

Disaster Relief

Target group: Key Stage 3

Curriculum links: Citizenship(Human Rights, Refugees): Social Studies: Geography: Science

Price: Free Discovery visit +£80 for 1.5 hours session for up to 35

The Royal Navy provides humanitarian aid and practical assistance whenever disaster strikes around the world. This workshop focuses on finding out how the Navy deals with and helps coordinate disaster relief. Students will work in teams to think of ways to help those affected, including practical experiments to ensure clean, water, what to includ in ration packs and choosing the right equipment to pack in a shelter box.

Slavery through objects

Curriculum links: History, RE( Ethics), Geography, English

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

This session allows students to explore and debate the wider issues and human stories behind slavery. Through a variety of investigative and interactive activities focusing on artefacts, sources and role play, students work together to explore events, people and cultural beliefs, leading to a group discussion on Human Rights, the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its legacy today.

Go further…. Try the Chasing Freedom Gallery trail


We can also offer tailor-made sessions for your group. If you would like to find out more please contact or call 023 92 727 584


History in Evidence: Archive Access Sessions

Target group: GCSE, OCR,AQA,City and Guilds, EDEXCEL/BTEC

Price: £80 half day for up to 35 people

Students will have a unique opportunity to go behind the secenes and access the museum archives relevant to their course of study. These sessions area tailored-made to suit your students' requirements and can include topics such as Maritime exploration and the development of England: The Falklands Conflict: The Royal Navy and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: World War 1: blockades, Jutland and the Gallipoli campaign: World War 2 - Battle of the Atlantic: Dunkirk, D-Day and the Forgotten Fleet: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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.

Learning Team contact  023 92 727 584 or email






HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands