Any early years or key stage one class studying English and or History would engage with this highly interactive education session about a little boy and his favourite toy. The children learn about the Titanic by taking part in the storytelling and playing different parts from the story.
Available to book Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.15am, 11.30am and 1.15pm from April 2020.
The second floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum is closed from 6 January until 28 March 2020 as we prepare to open Life on board; a new gallery exploring Liverpool’s seafaring history. Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story and the changing places accessible toilet on the second floor are closed during this time.
The nearest changing places toilet is located at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head. Please enquire at the Information Desk or ask a Visitor Services Assistant if you need help with directions.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The session begins with a warm welcome to the museum and a discussion to find out what the children may, or may not already know about the famous ship and its local Liverpool connections. The session moves on to explore what life was like one hundred years ago, looking at travel and toys in particular.
The children are then invited to take part in the story of Polar the Titanic Bear. The story is adapted from the original written by a Titanic first class passenger, Daisy Corning Stone Spedden, who survived the fateful voyage, along with her family. She then went on to write Polar the Titanic Bear as a Christmas present for her son Douglas.
The children learn about the Titanic by taking part in the storytelling and playing different characters including Douglas, Daisy and a sailor. The children are shown what actions and words they need to perform and they have the opportunity to try on and handle replica costume, hats, and of course a toy polar bear. All of the children join in with the story at certain parts and have the opportunity to handle the objects. Through the story they learn about different aspects of the Titanic and the subsequent rescue in a lifeboat.