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Trace the journey from sail to steam in an exciting history and practical STEM session.
Experiment with forces and motion in this fun, practical session fusing history with engineering and science.
Discover how the development of shipping from sail to steam made London and the Thames a hub for global trade and led to the growth of the Docklands.
Then head to our learning room and inspire your future engineers with a hands-on investigation of the effects of wind power on boats.
Free (but cancellation charges apply)
35, 3 groups per day
75 minute session plus 30 minute self-directed gallery visit
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).
Download Sail to steam gallery activities (Word 490kb)
Investigate the history and geography of the River Thames by engaging in interactive sessions with the Thames Explorer Trust.
Be inspired by acclaimed performance poet Adisa and explore the legacy of slavery in Britain before creating your own poetry in this black history workshop.
This guided walk and museum visit will deepen chronological understanding and develop historical interpretation of the built environment, from Romans to Rodgers!