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Schools Visits

Visit the Historic Quayside and transport you and your class back to a bustling 18th century seaport. Climb aboard Europe's oldest warship afloat, HMS Trincomalee and discover what life was like on the ship. 


How to Book

Tel: 01429 860077


To book your visit and discuss details of your visit.

Available Resources

Learning Brochure 

HMS Trincomalee Education Trail  


Discovery Visit £4.50 per pupil.

£50.00 per class for one hour workshop  (up to 35 people including teachers and accompanying adults)

£26.00 each for additional display activities. Cannon Display, Musket Display and Rope Making.

Adult to Child Ratio

We allow admission of 1 free adult for every 8 children

Lunch Area

Lunch Areas are available


School Workshops 

The Learning Team provides carefully structured, curriculum linked workshops, accompanying permanent and temporary exhibitions. We have a teacher's pack for the Museum containing worksheets aimed at KS1 and KS2. It is available to download and bring with you on your visit to the museum.

Workshops can be adapted for different Key Stages and children with additional learning needs.  Please call to discuss your requirements.

To book a workshop or for further information call the Learning Team on 01429 860077


Pirates v the Navy

How did the Royal Navy deal with famous pirates? Find out in this hands-on activity based session delivered by a costumed Learning Officer. From handling a real cutlass and flintlock pistol to role play, knot tying and the tallest tales of real pirates, this session will bring to life how the Navy dealt with piracy

All hands on deck

An action packed experience which combines activities with role-play on the atmospheric lower deck of HMS Trincomalee. Delivered by a costumed Learning Officer pupils ‘join’ the Royal Navy at the time of Nelson and experience a day in the life of a sailor.

Ship shape and a square meal 

Did sailors really eat maggots? What about their five a day? Discover more about the health and wellbeing of sailors on board HMS Trincomalee. Delivered by a costumed Learning Officer.

Planning a visit ?

16th February

Opening Times

11.00 - 16.00 daily

National Museum of the Royal Navy 
Jackson Dock
Maritime Avenue
TS24 0XZ

T: 01429 860 077