Plan a school visit to the Museum of London

Everything you need to know to plan a brilliant school visit to the Museum of London.

Why visit us?

In the heart of London's historic centre and overlooking Roman city wall remains, we tell the story of London and Londoners from prehistory to the present. Touch a smooth flint axehead and watch the Great Fire of London rage, then take a stroll down a Victorian shopping street before immersing yourself in the swinging sixties. It's all here!

Pupils peep at a display of medieval objects during a school visit.

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Pupils peep at an array of weapons in our Medieval London gallery.

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Logistics

We're within the area called the City of London, the historic centre of the capital. Find more detail about our location on this page.

As we're right in the heart of the busy City area, we don't have a coach park - but you can drop off or pick up at nearby bus stops. We do have some limited parking for SEN school minibuses, and these can be advance-booked by emailing our SEN Programme Manager: [email protected].

When you arrive, you'll be met by a friendly member of our team who can show you to cloakrooms, toilets and galleries and get you ready to explore!

Access

The museum is fully accessible. Wheelchairs and powered scooters can be borrowed for free; just call ahead.

Travel and visit cost support

Don’t forget, London schools can apply to the City of London School Visits Fund (external link) to help with visit costs up to £300, such as travel or teaching cover expenses, or make use of the Transport for London School Party Travel Scheme (external link) for free school travel.

Visit supervision

Accompanying staff are responsible for their group’s behaviour, and we ask groups to split into smaller units when exploring the museum and shop. Don’t forget to bring along your clipboards, pencils and resources, and ensure your group meets our required ratios:

  • Foundation stage - 1:3
  • Key stage 1 - 1:6
  • Key stage 2 - 1:6
  • Key stage 3 - 1:15
  • Key stage 4 - 1:15
  • Post-16 AS/A2 - 1:15
  • SEN - 1:5
Feel free to capture your schools' experience during your visit.

Happy snapping!

Feel free to capture your school's experience during their visit.

Photography

Feel free to take photos without flash or tripod and reuse for educational purposes.

Lunch space

Request a 30 minute slot when booking your visit. No food in the galleries, please.

Planning visits

Teachers can visit the museum and exhibitions first for a totally free planning visit; just call ahead.