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Testing out the smelling boxes!

Testing out the smelling boxes!

Pupils exploring the sights and smells of our Warehouse of the World gallery.

Session description

Explore exotic and everyday goods from around the world in this lively geography and history session.

Discover how goods arrived in London via the docks and use world maps to identify the countries they came from.

Use your senses and develop comparative language while discovering how raw materials like coffee and cotton become familiar products.

Role-play life as a docker in our Mudlarks gallery and explore our 200-year-old warehouse, where many of these products arrived in London.


 Free (but cancellation charges apply)

Group size:

 35, 3 groups per day

Session duration:

 60 minute session plus 30 minute self-directed Warehouse of the World gallery visit and 45 minute self-directed Mudlarks gallery visit

How to book this session

This session is currently available at the following times:

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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).

Additional handy information

Curriculum links

  • KS1 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork; Human and physical geography
  • KS1 History: Significant places in their own locality

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