ESOL Resources

We love welcoming international groups to SeaCity! Here you’ll be able to find additional free resources to help you plan your trip and educational and to help your students discover more about Southampton’s incredible past!

Special discounts are available for groups of more than 10 and our bookings team will be able to assist you. For more information please contact our team on 023 8083 4536 or email museums@southampton.gov.uk.

Information Sheets

Below you’ll find an easy-to-read introduction about SeaCity and our sister museum Tudor House & Garden, which will help you plan your trip.

SeaCity Museum Information Sheet Tudor House & Garden Information Sheet

Educational resources

We’ve created a range of free downloadable activities for students learning English, all based around the history of Southampton. These work brilliantly when combined with a guided tour of the Old Town. Click on the links below to download the relevant activity packs. These packs have been designed for absolute beginners (pre-entry) through to intermediate level English (entry level 3).
These resources have been made as part of the Mayflower 400 UK project with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Mayflower 400 UK is an honest, broad and inclusive commemoration of the ship’s sailing from England to America and its often challenging legacy. You can find out more about the project by visiting their website at www.mayflower400uk.org.

They have been designed in collaboration with The CLEAR Project, a local initiative supporting asylum seekers and refugees in Southampton. For more information about their work please visit their website at www.clearproject.org.uk/.

ESOL Resources Activity Plan: Here you will find a lesson plan for how to use all of the resources on this page.

PowerPoint Presentation: Here you will find a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that accompanies the ESOL Resources Activity Plan.

Below you will find links to four different activity packs which are designed for students who are learning English (ESOL Pre-entry, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3). Clicking on the image or link will download the activity packs.

Pre-entry Level Activity Pack Entry Level 1 Activity Pack
Entry Level 2 Activity Pack Entry Level 3 Activity Pack

Southampton- An international city walking tour

Below you will find an interactive walking tour map which will help you explore Southampton. This map is interactive and has clickable videos to help you learn from listening as well as reading!

Learner Map: Here you will find the original learner map in a downloadable (non-interactive) format.

Tutor Map: Here you will find a version of the map in a downloadable (non-interactive) format suitable for tutors and those with a more advanced level of English.