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Enquiries: 023 8083 4242 | Closed: Fridays
Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Last entry 4.15pm)

Enquiries: 023 8083 4242Closed: Fridays | Open: Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm (Last entry 2.15pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-4pm (Last entry 3.15pm)


Can’t get to us but want access to our fantastic collections and amazing activities? Let one of our learning team visit you to inspire, amaze and educate! We offer a range of great classroom-based sessions incorporating special objects and fun activities which bring history alive!

The sessions listed below are focused at primary-age students, however can also be adapted for other ages.

Please email museums.education@southampton.gov.uk or ring us on 023 8083 2810 for more information. Alternatively you can complete an online enquiry form.

We offer two types of museums outreach:

Outreach Type Price Capacity Details
Classroom £150 + travel 35 Take part in interactive activities, immersive storytelling and dressing up. This session is designed for individual classes.
Assembly £150 + travel 90 An assembly-style session using props, stories, volunteers from the audience and our amazing objects from our collection.


Session Description
Ancient Egyptians
Take part in the weighing-of-the-heart ceremony, find out how the Egyptians mummified their dead and have a look at some of the objects from the museums collection. This session is designed to be led in an assembly-style and is great as an introduction to the topic! Assembly only.

Find out about the people who called Southampton home thousands of years ago! Handle objects, dress as a cave man and discover why people threw brand new swords away!
The Romans
Visit Clausentum, Roman Southampton, in this immersive session including genuine artefacts, some dressing up and fun hands-on activities!
Settlers & Invaders
Meet the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in this fun introductory session. Uncover our mystery object, dress as a Viking warrior and try your hand at weaving the Anglo-Saxon way.
The Tudors
Find out what life was like 500 years ago. Handle genuine objects from the period, find out about the food eaten by the king and discover more about the dreaded plague!
Titanic: Crew Required
A brilliant supplement to a visit to our sister museum SeaCity Museum, this sessions explores what life would have been like for the crew on the ship. Discover more about the impact the sinking had on the people of Southampton. Classroom only.
Second World War
An immersive session looking at the Second World War in a sensitive way. Handle real objects from the time, dress as an ARP Warden and imagine what life would have been like for an evacuee.
Toys Through Time
A whistle-stop tour through the toys children played with in the past. Try our toy timeline, master quoits and have a go at blind drawing our mystery toys! Classroom only.
Great Fire of London
Join us for an incredible hands-on session discovering the story of the Great Fire of London.
Take part in a selection of fun interactive activities including our ‘Great Fire Finds Dig’, sights and smells game and a chance to meet the person responsible for the fire! Classroom only.