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Award winning workshops


Our award winning Early Years and Key Stage 1 programme offers fun and inspiring learning experiences helping children develop an understanding of the world around them and encouraging exploration, imagination and collaboration.

Under the sea schools programme at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall by Paul Abbitt 2017

Under the sea schools programme at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Photo by Paul Abbitt.

Under the Sea

KS1 Reception and Yr 1 Cross Curricular
Meet Oceana a mischievious Cornish sea sprite who lives to collect things and bring them to the museum. Can you find the magical rhyme to wake her up to play? Learn about tides, handle real artefacts from the seabed, take part in an under the sea sound story and make your own boat to sail on our boat pool.

Duration: 2 x 1-hour activities, plus time to explore the museum
Cost: £4.50 per pupil, adults free | £4.95 from 1 September 2017
Group Size: Up to 2 classes

The Voyage of the Mystery

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
Step back in time to meet Job Kelynack, one of seven Cornish fishermen who sailed a tiny fishing boat on an incredible voyage to Australia. Discover the reasons why the fishermen decided to leave Cornwall, what life was like on board their boat Mystery and the places they visited. This powerful, interactive performance is supported by a range of hands-on challenges and activities. 

Duration: 45 min performance, plus a 1-hour extension activity and an opportunity to explore the museum (flexible)
Cost: £4.50 per pupil, adults free | £4.95 from 1 September 2017
Group Size: Up to 3 classes. Due to heavy resource costs, groups below 2 classes (60 children) will be charged an additional fee of £75.00 to cover actors fees.

Wreck and Rescue

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality. KS1 English: Speaking and listening.
Take part in a dramatic recreation of a ‘rocket and breeches buoy’ rescue over the museum’s tide pool. Discover the story of Cornish inventor Henry Trengrouse and investigate a range of replica and historic rescue artefacts as part of a full day of activities.

Duration: 2 x 1-hour activities, plus time to explore the Museum
Cost: £4.50 per pupil, adults free | £4.95 from 1 September 2017
Group Size: Up to 2 classes

Sir Francis Drake: The Queen’s Pirate

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
Follow Francis Drake as he voyages around the world. Experience what it was lke to dress as an ordinary sailor and live on board a Tudor warship, take part in a rading challenge with replica artefacts and make your own Tudor shop to sail on our large boat pool.

Duration: 2 x ½ hours of activities, plus time to explore the museum
Cost: £4.50 per pupil, adults free | £4.95 from 1 September 2017
Group Size: up to two classes

Pirates: Fact and Fiction

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality. KS1 English: Speaking and listening.
Explore the truth about the golden age of piracy. Discover the difference between a galleon and a deadly sloop, make your own pirate ship to carry treasure across our boat pool and learn what life was like on board.

Duration: 2 x 1-hour activities, plus time to explore the Museum
Cost: £4.50 per pupil, adults free | £4.95 from 1 September 2017
Group Size: up to two classes


Arts Award:
Discover, Explore and Bronze level

Discover

A FREE specially produced logbook is available for teachers and group leaders to download as part of a pre-booked visit to the Museum. The logbook has been designed to support young people (and teachers!) completing the ‘Discover’ level for Arts Award, and is ideal for self-directed groups visiting and investigating the Maritime Museum as an arts organisation, or as part of a broader topic.

Explore

A full-day programme for pre-booked primary school groups linked to the ‘inspire’, ‘explore’, ‘create’ and ‘present’ criteria – eg ‘hot seating’ museum practitioners, investigating how the museum communicates through exhibitions, and creating and presenting their own interactive display using real artefacts.

Bronze

By arrangement, for Yr 10 students as part of their work experience at the Museum. Students will complete a series of portfolio work based around investigation of the Maritime Museum as an arts and cultural organisation. Key elements include meeting and working with museum practitioners (marketing, exhibition design, curators and museum educators). Students will research, design and produce their own ‘make and take’ craft activity for families visiting the museum, demonstrating and presenting their work to the education team. Students will also be given the opportunity to deliver their craft activity to an early years audience as part of the ‘Museum Minnows’ programme.

Subject to availability and formal interview with student/s and school.


Booking form

Please use this booking form to book your visit.

Contact us

Education Officer: Seth Hall
Telephone: 01326 214535
Email: sethhall@nmmc.co.uk

National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

Email: enquiries@nmmc.co.uk