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Meet Mary Seacole to hear about her ‘amazing adventures in different lands’, and how she became famous during the Crimean War.
Enjoy this accessible and interactive account of Mary’s fascinating life story. Her experiences as a black British woman tell us so much about Victorian London and the British Empire.
During the Crimean War, Mary set herself up as an independent supplier and ‘doctress’ to the army. Following the war, the grateful British soldiers raised a fund to support her and she wrote her fascinating biography.
Deepen your understanding of Victorian London and cultural diversity even further with a visit to our galleries.
Free (but cancellation charges apply)
35, 4 groups per day
30 minute session plus 75 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 Mary Seacole gallery activities (Word 2.1mb)
Join our storyteller on a visit to the Victorian seaside and learn what holidays were like in the past.
Meet the celebrated author in our immersive Victorian Walk! This session can be adapted for KS1.
Investigate the history and geography of the River Thames by engaging in interactive sessions with the Thames Explorer Trust.