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Autumn term

There’s a range of ways to get involved this term in our museums, at your school or online. We can’t wait to see you!

Three teenage students sit in a line listening. The one in the middle smiles brightly.

All about impact

We're keen for all students to have enriched and exciting learning experiences in difficult times.

Ways to get involved

We're providing for schools in four main ways this term:

  • Offering school visits to our museums in a limited and safe way
  • Delivering museum sessions in schools in line with your risk assessments
  • Running live streams and online sessions that bring museum stories, displays and people to classrooms and homes
  • Providing online resources to engage students and to make it easier to find our historical material.

We’ve put measures in place so that what we offer is COVID-secure. You can read our risk assessment guidance to find out more.


Book a session

Explore the handful of fun and interactive sessions we're offering for primary and secondary schools.

Not ready for an in-person session? Enjoy one of our live streams from the comfort of your classroom instead.


Book a museum visit

Schools Days

We’ll be opening our doors just for schools on the following dates:

Museum of London

  • Tuesday 5 October
  • Tuesday 19 October
  • Tuesday 2 November
  • Tuesday 9 November
  • Tuesday 16 November (SEND Quiet Day)
  • Tuesday 14 December

Museum of London Docklands

  • Tuesday 12 October
  • Tuesday 30 November
  • Tuesday 7 December

Find out more about the sessions and activities available on each day at the Museum of London and at the Museum of London Docklands. Then get booking early to avoid disappointment!

Self-led visits

School groups can book a slot for a self-led visit at either of our museums from Wednesday-Friday. Read our risk assessment guidance before you fill out a booking request form.

Walk-up groups will not be admitted; you must book a timed slot for your school visit in advance.


Get in touch

If you have any questions, email [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

And don’t forget to join our Teachers' Network to stay up to date on all the latest news from our schools team.


Topics we're focusing on

We've temporarily reduced the number of topics in our programme to ensure that everything we offer can be suitably tailored to the circumstances.

For primary schools

We'll mainly be focusing on three of our most popular topics:

Curator Meriel lifts a flap in our Fire! Fire! exhibition to help explain why the fire got so bad.

Museum of London

Great Fire of London

Dive deeper than the well-known story and bring people's experiences of the fire to life through our unbeatable collection and storytelling.

Why do we call it the Bronze Age, and what is bronze made of? This short video explains it all - with demonstrations!

Prehistory

Shed light on Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age life - and prehistoric archaeology - through our wide-ranging artefacts, recreations and expertise.

Three smiling women in uniform wearing metal helmets.

Museum of London Docklands

Second World War

From air raid shelters to rationing, explore artefacts and first-hand accounts to understand Londoners' experiences of the Second World War.


For secondary schools

We'd like to support your History, PSHE and RSE teaching by focusing on these topics:

Explore the real facts about the struggles and achievements of the Suffragettes in this partnership resource.

Museum of London

The Suffragettes

Understand the Women's Social and Political Union and its members in new ways with the help of our insightful and extensive Suffragette collection.

The Irwin Clement Steel Band play on a London street in 1964 © Henry Grant Collection.

Museum of London Docklands

London's Black History

Reflect on the achievements of Black African and Caribbean Londoners through time.

Join our new LGBTQ+ schools tours revealing surprising stories in our museum collection of London’s Queer history.

Museum of London

LGBTQ+ History

Delve into London’s rich Queer cultural heritage from Roman romance to Pride, with collections and stories exploring gender identity and sexual orientation.


For SEND schools

We know that you'll have specific needs, and we’d love to know how we can best support you.

A female student in a blue uniform smiles and claps in one of our learning spaces.

Museum of London

Bespoke projects

Let's work together to plan projects tailored to your students' needs, offering them a truly enriching experience.


For supplementary schools

We know that lockdown has been hard for many volunteer-run organisations. We're keen to help.

A supplementary school student wearing headphones carves a lump of clay with a plastic knife.

Let's work together

We’d love to hear about what you’ve been doing during lockdown and how we can support your plans.