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Open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday. You can pay for admission on arrival at the museum.

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Guidelines for Groups

Pre-visit video

We’ve created this video to help teachers, staff and helpers get to know the museum and to point out a few things about what to expect on your visit. We also recommend conducting a physical pre-visit to the museum to discuss your visit with a member of the learning team.

Recommended child/adult ratios 

We have recommended ratios depending on the age of the students:

  • Key Stage 1 and 2  1:6
  • Key Stage 3-5  1:10 

It is important that group leaders remain with their groups at all times, as the behaviour and discipline of pupils remain the responsibility of group leaders for the duration of your visit.

Self-guided groups

We recommend that groups visiting on a self-guided basis do so in smaller groups (maximum of 10 pupils) led by an adult. Accompanying adults and staff do not have to pay admission to the museum however the museum reserves the right to charge admission for any adults over our recommended adult to child ratios.

Workshop and session information

All our workshops and tours are led by our expert museum educators. We promote creative thinking, discussion and group work, catering for all types and ages of learners. We enable participants to handle authentic museum objects, dress up and engage with thought-provoking, enjoyable tasks. Please click the links below to find out more details about what our Titanic guided Discovery Sessions and workshops entail. These might be particularly handy if you’re planning your self-guided time.

Risk assessments

Schools are responsible for their own risk assessments, however we’ve put together this draft risk assessment for you to use.

Draft Risk Assessment


Terms and conditions

Below you can download our terms and conditions, including cancellation policy.

Terms & Conditions


Resources for self-guided study

Full-colour museum trails are available to buy for a small fee. The trails are designed to engage children and provide activities and games to complete when visiting the two permanent museum exhibitions. We offer a special discounted rate for group bookings which can be ordered in advance through our bookings team. A museum guidebook is also available to buy in the museum gift shop.

Visual Story

We have prepared a Visual Story which will help students to know exactly what to expect and ease any anxiety which often accompanies a visit to somewhere new and unfamiliar. You can download the Visual Story below.

Visual Story

PDF file, 775KB