View the most popular items in our shop
Meet Captain Cook's shipmate Isaac Smith to discover navigation and faraway lands.
Hear tales of exploration from Isaac Smith, shipmate of the famous Captain Cook. Learn all about the scientific discoveries that enabled world navigation, brush up on your sailing skills, and even make a sextant to take back to school.
Master's mate on Cook's expeditions, Smith was the first European to set foot on eastern Australian soil. He became a skilled artist and painted pictures of plants discovered in strange new lands.
Don't forget your sea legs!
Free (but cancellation charges apply)
35, 3 groups per day
60 minutes plus 45 minute self-directed visit to Mudlarks, our children's gallery
This session is currently available at the following times:
To book, please call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844. If you have difficulty using the telephone, please visit the museum accessibility page for assistance.
Please be aware that you are booking a timetabled package that includes set times for your session, self-directed gallery time, and lunch tables for your group.
Help with visit costs
Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).
Investigate the history and geography of the River Thames by engaging in interactive sessions with the Thames Explorer Trust.
Join our storyteller on a visit to the Victorian seaside and learn what holidays were like in the past.
Discover the story of the cinnamon birds in this playful story session.