Schools and groups

education officer dressed as a pirate, showing a treasure chest to school children

Merseyside Maritime Museum offers a wide range of activities, sessions and resources for education and community groups of all ages. These are run by our  Education and Communities team.

Booking a group visit

Learning sessions

Learning sessions are free of charge and usually link to the national curriculum through our collections and displays. Many sessions are led by a member of our team, while others are self-led. Booking well in advance is advised.

Popular topics include pirates, the Titanic, Second World War and life in the 1940s, emigration, and our unique school tours of Liverpool's Old Dock. The museum runs expert Home-Office approved 'issues-based' sessions on drug, alcohol and weapons awareness. The Seized! collection also offers the opportunity to learn about animals in danger and the work of customs. Of course, you can also find out about about maritime pursuits, the seaside and life at sea!

See the Learning sessions page for details

Preparing for your visit

We strongly advise that all teachers and accompanying adults visiting the museum with a group read the following guidance notes. This will give you all the practical information you need to ensure that you have an enjoyable and productive visit, including sample risk assessments.

On their own

Teacher's resource

This free resource is available to download for classroom use.

Find out more on the On their own teacher's resource page.

On their own teachers resource


We have prepared teacher's notes and student’s workbooks on the themes listed below. Some can be downloaded, where indicated. You can request printed copies of the other materials by  using the contact education form, or by calling the group bookings team on 0151 478 4788.

Please note that you need to request resources at the time of booking. We do not provide pencils or clipboards so please remember to bring your own on the day.

Permanent galleries and themes

Education booklets

Our education booklets, which give an overview of what we offer for different age groups in all our venues, can be downloaded here:

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