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.

I accompanied our Primary School to the SeaCity
Museum to visit the Titanic exhibition today, as a parent helper. I wanted to
email you to say how absolutely impressed we were with your workshop for the
children, particularly our guide who was just brilliant. They were engaging,
entertaining and informative and enriched the children’s experience

Thank you, I’m so glad I had the opportunity to be a part
of the day.

Key Stage 1 Parent helper, visited July 2017


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 £47.


The discovery section was EXCELLENT! The member of staff leading the session engaged the children immediately, ensuring that they were engaged at all times. A really excellent element to our trip.

Year 2 Teacher, visited January 2017

    • 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