Schools and groups
© Paula Parker
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 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!
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.
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.
- Titanic, Lusitania and the forgotten Empress - gallery trail, key stages 2 and 3
- 'Battle of the Atlantic' and 'Life at Sea' - combined worksheets for these two first floor galleries, key stages 2 and 3
- Sea Urchins - gallery trail, early years and key stage 1
- Second World War at the Piermaster's House - teacher's script for a self-guided visit
Titanic and Liverpool exhibition
Group leaders information and worksheets for use in the major exhibition Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story can be downloaded free from the exhibition website.
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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