Titanic and Liverpool self-led trail

A perfect complement to a visit to the exhibition Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. This downloadable trail directs younger pupils to the more iconic objects and stories within the exhibition, providing a fun and engaging way of discovering more about this famous ship.

Workshop details

Many people, both young and old, are fascinated by the story of the sinking of the Titanic.  A visit to the exhibition Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story is perfect for groups studying this story as part of a history topic or local history study.

The trail is free to download and guides younger visitors to the more iconic objects on display.  It also includes ideas for activities back at home or in the classroom.

Notes for teachers on how best to use these worksheets are included in the download entitled 'Teacher's Information'.

Curriculum links

Key Stage 1 – History

  • Pupils should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
  • They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.
  • They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Pupils will:

  • understand how grand the Titanic was and how exciting it would have been to sail on her
  • gain or add to their knowledge base of the story as a whole
  • learn about some of the real people on board and their personal stories


Pupils will:

  • gain increased confidence in following written instuctions to find out information
  • discuss thoughts and ideas with teachers and classmates


Pupils will:

  • begin to grasp that Edwardian society was very different to our own as seen with the class system on board


Pupils will:

  • gain empathy for people in the past
  • appreciate that Merseyside Maritime Museum is an enjoyable place to visit