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Led by the Maritime Museum’s Learning Team, our online schools programme delivers interactive and engaging curriculum workshops covering a range of topics. Each workshop features a combination of storytelling, object investigation, interactive challenges and an opportunity for pupils to ask Museum staff their questions.

‘Thank you so much for the fabulous workshop. The children were buzzing in the classroom afterwards, it has really inspired them and launched our topic. The whole workshop was informative and really captured the children’s interest.’
– Class Teacher, King Charles Primary School (Falmouth and the Packet Ships)

Vikings: Sailors, Raiders and Traders

KS2 History: Vikings
Find out why the Vikings took to the sea, where they went and what they did when they got there. Discover what tools and materials the Vikings used to construct their boats with a close look at our Viking Faering and see how the Vikings used wind energy to move their boats across the water. The workshop includes an interactive Viking trader challenge as well as an opportunity to ask questions in our Q&A session.

Covers key questions:

Themes: Vikings | Explorers | Trading | Viking Boat Construction

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Cost: £65.00 per class

Wreck and Rescue

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
KS2 History: An aspect of history… significant in the locality
Hear the tragic story of HMS Anson that was wrecked on the Lizard in 1807 and the subsequent development of the rocket-propelled Breeches Buoy by Cornish inventor Henry Trengrouse. Experience a dramatic recreation of a ‘rocket and breeches buoy’ rescue and investigate a range of replica and historic rescue artefacts.

Themes: Shipwrecks | Sea Rescue | RNLI | Sea Safety | Local History | Inventors

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Cost: £65.00 per class

Falmouth and The Packet Ships

KS2 History: An aspect of history… significant in the locality
Discover the story of Falmouth and how it was once at the centre of a worldwide communications network. Become ‘history detectives’, exploring the museum’s interactive displays and investigate real artefacts, paintings and primary sources to build up a picture of Falmouth in the past.

Themes: Cornwall | Local History | Communication

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Cost: £65.00 per class

The Voyage of the Mystery

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
KS2 History: An aspect of history… significant in the locality
Join Job Kelynack on an adventure of a lifetime. Discover the true story of seven Cornish fishermen who, in 1854, sailed a tiny fishing boat on an incredible voyage from Newlyn to the goldfields of Australia. Through a spell-binding and interactive mix of film, storytelling and object investigation, children will be drawn into the story of what happened to the men as they set off in their fishing boat, Mystery.

Against the backdrop of industrial and economic change, discover the reasons why the fishermen decided to leave Cornwall, what life was like onboard Mystery, the places they visited and how they survived some very exciting storms!

Led by the Museum’s Learning Team, this captivating performance is supported by live interactive challenges, object investigation and a Q&A session.

Themes: Cornwall | Fishing | Migration | Australia | Voyages | Local History

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Cost: £65.00 per class

Hevva! Hevva!

KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality.
KS2 History: An aspect of history… significant in the locality
Step back in time to meet Lizbeth, a ‘bulker’ from the heyday of Cornwall’s pilchard fishing heritage. Hevva! Hevva! is a dramatic performance that brings to life the skills, language and traditions of Cornish pilchard fishermen and women in the 1870s.

Led by the Museum’s Learning Team, this captivating performance is supported by live interactive challenges, object investigation and a Q&A session.

Themes: Cornwall | Fishing | Maritime Skills | Local History

Duration: 45-60 minutes
Cost: £65.00 per class


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Formal Learning Manager: Seth Hall
Telephone: 01326 214 535
Email: sethhall@nmmc.co.uk

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

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Tel: +44(0)1326 313388
Email: enquiries@nmmc.co.uk

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

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388

Email: enquiries@nmmc.co.uk