Spellbinding, seafaring learning voyages

Ahoy there! Masters, Midshipmen and Mini Cabin Crew! 

It’s all aboard The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool this school year for an exciting range of Discovery Visits and curriculum-linked workshops, designed to engage and immerse students in our seafaring past and in the lives of people who have sailed our ships through the centuries.   

Discovery Visits are teacher-led visits including all the great activities and exhibitions here. They can be combined with workshops or booked separately. They offer pupils the chance to explore the mighty HMS Trincomalee, the oldest warship still afloat in Europe, along with the busy, recreated 18th century quayside. Groups can discover what life was really like for sailors in the Fighting Ships exhibit and enjoy wonderful fun and games on the Pirate Play Ship.

A range of highly engaging, interactive workshops are offered for KS1 and KS2 (35 pupils per workshop maximum). Each covers Mmany different topics are covered within these workshops, and large groups can do multiple workshops throughout their visitand multiple classes can visit at once.   Three new workshops have been introduced this year and bespoke sessions can be created for older students.  

Citizen sailors of  World War II the Second World War – KS2 
Why did ordinary people choose to join the Royal Navy and what was it like fighting on a ship in the Second World War? Pupils experience the extraordinary, everyday life of a sailor during this time.  

Exploration and Navigation across the ages – KS2
From the sun navigation of Viking explorers to modern GPS systems, children learn how navigation of the vast oceans of the world has changed through time. 

Young Nelsons to Star Captains – KS1 & KS2 The National Museum of the Royal Navy learning voyages
Pupils are recruited as ship’s boys on board a warship. Can they work their way up to become Ship’s Captain? Or will they be scrubbing decks for ever? A fun, immersive experience. 

Pirates v The Navy! – KS1 & KS2 
How did the Royal Navy handle pirates? Discover their tactics, hear the tall-ish tales of real pirates and learn how to handle a cutlass and flintlock pistol. 

All Hands on Deck – KS1 & KS2 
Live a day in the life of a sailor in this action-packed experience, mixing fun activities with role play on the atmospheric lower deck of HMS Trincomalee. 

Ship Shape and a Square Meal! KS1 & KS2 
Did sailors really eat maggots? What about their five a day? Discover grim details of sailors’ health and wellbeing on board Trincomalee. 

Discovery Visits are £4.50 per pupil, Workshops are an additional £50 (based on 35) 

More information at http://nmrn.org.uk/hartlepool