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.
PLEASE NOTE: This page has not yet been updated in light of COVID-19. Information here may not currently be accurate.
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!
Don't miss out on...
- Galleries covering iconic local topics including London's prehistoric beginnings, Roman Londinium, the 1666 Great Fire and changing modern London
- Expert-led sessions with handling of real museum objects
- Our huge breadth of topics and approaches, from Religious Studies to politics and from city walks to drama shows
- An experience that works perfectly for you - a self-directed visit where you set the agenda or a facilitated session delivered by our skilled facilitators.
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 SEND school minibuses, and these can be advance-booked by emailing our SEND 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!
You can see pictures and descriptions of our galleries and other spaces right now by downloading our visual story (PDF 1.3mb).
Travel and visit cost support
Don’t forget, London schools can apply to the Culture Mile 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.
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
- SEND - 1:5
Feel free to take photos without flash or tripod and reuse for educational purposes.
Request a 30 minute slot when booking your visit. No food in the galleries, please.
Teachers can visit the museum and exhibitions first for a totally free planning visit; just call ahead.
Not sure if you have time to visit our shop? Make your visit easier by ordering goody bags for your pupils.