An interactive learning session for key stage 2 school groups about the Titanic and its local history connections to Liverpool. Available to book Monday to Friday 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.
Voyage of Discovery is an exploration of the Titanic, its local history connections to Liverpool and the causes of the famous disaster. Presenting a unique learning opportunity and led by an experienced member of the education team, it begins with a welcome and introduction to the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Utilising objects that can be handled, tried out, worn and even smelt, the children take part in discussions and dramatizations about the ship, exploring the places associated with it and the experiences of the different classes of passengers and crew on board.
The session is highly interactive and takes as its starting point what the children may already know. Topics covered include local Liverpool connections, the different jobs on board the ship and the key figures involved in the disaster.
Children are invited to think about the multiple perspectives historical events present to us. Was anyone to blame for what happened or was it a series of unforeseen events? They are challenged about perpetuated myths and misconceptions surrounding the ship, exploring through practical activities the wider context of Edwardian society - including class, age and gender and how this affected individuals' chances of survival in the early hours of 15 April 1912.
Voyage of Discovery also taps into key aspects of teaching Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development), broaching such things as rule of law and custom in tandem with the rights of the individual.
This session can be booked in conjunction with a self led visit to the Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story exhibition using our Titanic worksheets.
Pupils will be introduced to: