Early Years & Key Stage 1

Below you will find details of the Workshops and Discovery Sessions that we offer for our younger visitors.

If you would like to make a booking or to discuss the details of your visit further please contact our learning team at museums.education@southampton.gov.uk or phone 023 8083 2810. Alternatively you can fill in an online enquiry form here.

Click here for a sample itinerary and general costs for up to 30 pupils.


Our highly popular sessions blend interactive activities, object handling and multisensory learning. All workshops last an hour and cost £80. Choose from the following workshops:

  • Under the Sea Learn about the sea with storytelling, marine-themed object handling, and create crafty sea creatures! Perfect for Reception classes.
  • Discover Titanic Explore this significant disaster and life on board through dressing up, artefact-handling and cross circular hands-on activities.
  • Art & History Take a history theme and create a fantastic piece of artwork based on the subject.

Our visit consolidated and extended what the children already had learned. Our guided tour activities were spot on and our guide was incredibly enthusiastic which fired the children’s imaginations. Thank you! They were so excited, they went home talking about it to their parents and gave the Head Teacher a full, impromptu, in-depth lesson on all they had learned the next morning!
Year 2 Teacher, visited July 2015

Discovery Sessions

Our Early Years Discovery Sessions bring the museum to life by combining stories, fun puppets and are designed to appeal to our youngest audiences in a way that is engaging and fun. All Discovery Sessions last an hour and cost £46.

    • Southampton’s Titanic Story  Join us for an introduction of the story of the Titanic in a child-friendly and sensitive way. Follow the stories of the crew who lived and worked onboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

learning deck pic