Group of school kids with teacher in Titanc exhibit

Virtual Sessions

Our virtual sessions are live interactive workshops linking your classroom to our learning team here at the museum. They are still designed to inspire and engage student minds and cover the same topics as our in-venue sessions. 

Our Virtual Sessions can be accessed by dialling-in from school, home, or a blending of both, so that all students can learn together at the same time. If this is not possible we will ensure all students are provided with an equivalent home learning experience via pre-recorded sessions and downloadable activity packs.

During the sessions participants will discover stories, have an in-depth look at objects and costumes and have a chance to ask questions to our history expert. As well as the online element, you will receive a teacher pack filled with printable activities and games and a special link to online videos and content to enhance your experience. These are also accessible for those learning from home. The online workshop part of the session lasts between 45 minutes and an hour.

Virtual Sessions can be accessed through various different online platforms, including Zoom, Google Meet and Jitsi. If you normally use a different platform just let us know and we’ll do our best to make it as straightforward for you as possible.

You will be sent a teacher’s pack containing login details for your virtual session as well as our safeguarding guidelines. You will also receive access to our special online content so you can plan your lessons accordingly.

On the day of the session you will enjoy a fantastic online session at an agreed time and using an agreed platform. Should the technology not work for all of the participants you will not be charged for the session.

Prices: Per class – £80

Who are these sessions for?

Our Virtual Sessions can work well for anyone with internet access, but they are particularly designed In school settings (both in class and remote-learning), for home educators, Special Educational Needs and lifelong learning groups like U3As.

Online security

Your online safety is our top priority, so there are a number of ways that we can ensure that your children will remain safe online. Although different online platforms have different security features, all of our Virtual Sessions will include password protection and we request that schools start and host the meeting. In addition, we will never record meetings, will ensure that our educators are never alone with children or vulnerable adults and have a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. Upon booking, you will also receive further details of what we’re doing to keep you and your students safe.

How to book?

Choose your session and contact us at or phone us on 023 8083 2810.

Available Sessions

  • The Titanic

    Step aboard the most famous ship of all time and dive into the story with an expert facilitator. Discover objects and real-life Titanic tales in this fantastic session!

  • Southampton Through Time

    Southampton’s rich history goes back more than 2000 years.This session explores the people that have called the town home and charts the history of this amazing town.

  • Prehistory

    Travel back to the dawn of the humans in this fun, dynamic virtual session exploring the tools, artefacts and stories of prehistory, from 2.5 millions years ago through to the Iron Age 2,000 years ago!

  • Dinosaurs

    Who was Mary Anning? Where did dinosaurs live? Why did they die out? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this fun-filled session that transports you back 65 million years!

  • The Romans

    Discover how the Romans invaded Britain, explore Southampton from that time and investigate our mystery objects in this session jam-packed with quizzes, stories and activities!

  • The Anglo-Saxons

    Delve into Saxon Southampton in this fun history workshop! Discover who might have lived in Southampton 1,400 years ago.

  • The Tudors

    Travel back to the time of King Henry VIII in this fun, interactive session discovering all-things Tudor! Test your knowledge in our true and false quiz, explore mysterious objects from the sixteenth century and discover what the Tudors did (and didn’t eat). There’ll also be an opportunity to ‘ask the expert’ at the end of the session.

  • The Mayflower

    Step aboard the Mayflower as it set sail from Southampton destined for the New World in 1620. Find out more about Stuart England and the lives and times of the people who lived then. This session includes a fun drawing activity.

  • Pirates and Buccaneers

    Hark back to the Golden Age of Piracy with this fun and interactive session exploring the the rogues who made their lives and sea and the stories they’ve left behind.

  • The Georgians

    Discover more about the gorgeous and occasionally ghastly world of the Georgians! Find out why Southampton became popular, discover why you wouldn’t want to travel alone in the eighteenth-century and try and decipher the mystery picture!

  • The Victorians

    Welcome to Victorian Southampton, a time when Britain was on the up and the town was full of slums and steamships! This fun, engaging and educational session looks at some of the fascinating stories of Southampton in the nineteenth century using games, quizzes and activities

  • Southampton at War

    Journey back in time 80 years to discover what life was like for people in Southampton during the Second World War by exploring objects, looking at costumes and finding out incredible stories from the Southampton Blitz

  • Awesome Egyptians

    Travel to the Land of the Pharaohs in this incredible virtual session crammed full of horrifying facts, games and stories to explore one of the most fantastic civilisations the world has ever known!