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War and Peace – Portsmouth Dockyard 1914-1945 Study Day

War and Peace – Portsmouth Dockyard 1914-1945 Study Day  KS4 &KS5

History at HMS M.33

Explore the history of the Royal Navy, the Dockyard and the local area from 1914 – 1945. What impact did the two world wars have on Portsmouth? What social, cultural and technological changes took place during this period? Students will have the opportunity to visit HMS M33, tour HMS-Hear my Story gallery and access archives related to both World Wars. In groups they then conduct case study investigations, examining different types of primary evidence before presenting their findings.  

Price: £8 per student per day for up to 30 people.

Sailor Heroes – First World War

Sailor Heroes – First World War  KS3 & KS4

History at HMS M.33

Students explore and debate modern-day ideas surrounding heroism and combat. Through a variety of interactive activities focusing on artefacts, oral histories and primary sources linked to the First World War students work together to research and present their findings.

Discovery visit £4 per student + £50 per 1 hour workshops for up to 30 people. 

Tudor History Experience Day

Tudor History Experience Day KS4

A unique opportunity to immerse students in the Tudor world

See thousands of real artefacts all dating from 1545 during your museum visit, including some not found anywhere else in the world. Dr David Starkey calls it “England’s Pompeii” – one moment in time preserved for ever. Includes:
• a conflicting evidence case study
• a short talk on the intriguing evidence of religious practice from the Mary Rose
• real and replica artefact handling with opportunities to dress up
• careers in heritage/museums (by arrangement)

History in evidence: Archive access session

History in evidence: Archive access session KS4

History at NMRN

A unique opportunity to access archives not normally on public display. These sessions are tailored to suit students' requirements and can include topics such as Maritime exploration and the development of England; The Royal Navy and the Transatlantic Slave Trade; The Gallipoli Campaign; The First and Second World Wars; D-Day; the Falklands Conflict and modern conflict post 9/11. 

Price: £80 per half day for up to 35 people

Lights, Camera, Action...Stations!

Lights, Camera, Action...Stations! KS3&4

English at Action Stations

Students create their own film trailer or make a news broadcast using our green screen. Once it has been edited they will watch it in the Action Stations cinema, where their hard work really comes to life. This session can be adapted to focus on most topics or schemes of work.

£9.00 per student.

Maths and Science in Action

Maths and Science in Action KS3&4

Maths and Science at Action Stations

In this workshop pupils can explore how aerodynamics and ballistics are used in the design of modern shells.

The session starts with a short introduction to the science of ballistics and the history of artillery. Pupils then work in teams to construct their own shell to be fired from our compressed air cannon. Pupils will use data to predict the range and impact point of their shell.

Price: £10 per student

Rocket Workshop

Rocket Workshop

Science at Action Stations

Rocket building with a twist — test your students on the Wall Street Market rocket workshop and see how quick their financial business minds will work. Students will have to buy and sell materials in order to make their rockets. A test of nerve and skill whilst working as part of a team to achieve the best results.

Suitable for all Key Stages

£8.00 per student.

Information Communication & Technology

Information Communication & Technology 

Allow us to show you how this 1840s Boathouse was converted into an interactive tourist attraction. Students will learn about the hardware and software that goes into running our exhibits and displays on a daily basis. The behind the scenes tour offers an extensive insight into how technology had advanced and changed over the past decade and how a modern tourist attraction has to keep refreshed in order to stay up to date. Students will also take an in-depth look at our Laser Quest arena, exploring the technology that powers it and the ins and outs of the arena itself.  

Suitable for all Key Stages

£9.00 per student.

Leisure, Tourism, Marketing & Business

Leisure, Tourism, Marketing & Business KS3&4

Business at Action Stations

With talks and visits to both Action Stations and the Spinnaker Tower/Mary Rose Museum, students will take a look into the marketing, branding and customer service aspects of each business.

£12.00 per student.

Team Challenge

Team Challenge

Physical Education at Action Stations

Pupils work together in teams to complete different challenges that are scored to produce a winning team. There are a variety of challenges that can be adapted to the group – we will be happy to design a bespoke programme to suit.

All Key Stages

£8.00 per student.

Discovery Visits

Discovery Visits All

A Discovery Visit is a teacher-led, self-guided visit to one attraction within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

£4.00 for 1 attraction, £6.50 for two attractions and £8.50 for three attractions per student.

GCSE History: Medicine and Health Thematic Study 1545 – 1871

The history of medicine 1545-1871 KS3&4

In conjunction with HMS Warrior

Work out the degree of change in surgery from Paré to Lister in this two-centre active study day, focusing on the role of war and individuals.
Put the Medical Renaissance in context at the Mary Rose Museum:
• See the unique collection of Tudor medical equipment
• Assess the extent of knowledge and skill of the surgeon of the Mary Rose
• Investigate the evidence of illnesses and injuries from the human remains found on the ship
• Role-play scenarios using replica artefacts and costumes. Marks awarded for historical accuracy!

Strictly Tudor Surgery

Strictly Tudor Surgery KS3&4

Renaissance medicine in action - History

Just how bad was Tudor medicine? How effective was the Mary Rose surgeon? Use costumes and replica artefacts as props, role-play the surgeon and his patients in scenarios based on the Mary Rose crew. Medical practice must be strictly Tudor!

Tudor History Mystery

Tudor History Mystery KS3&4

Contribute to the ongoing debate

Why did the Mary Rose sink and why is she so significant? Use historical skills to engage with a genuine debate comparing conflicting primary sources on the sinking of the ship before voting for the most likely theory. How many mystery replica artefacts can you identify? What does this amazing collection reveal about Tudor life?

Guided Tours

Guided Tours KS3&4

Tours are subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Please note that students must be accompanied by their group leader or teacher.

£15 per 1 hour tour (+ £3.55 per student admission charge) Maximum 15 students per tour.

Discovery Visits

Discovery Visits All

A Discovery Visit is a teacher-led, self-guided visit to one attraction within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

£4.00 for 1 attraction, £6.50 for two attractions and £8.50 for three attractions per student.

Curriculum Enrichment Days

Curriculum Enrichment Days KS3&4

English, History or Drama at HMS Warrior

An active study day comprising of a variety of workshops to inspire and engage students. Prior to your visit we will contact you to discuss the objectives for the day and will then plan and deliver a bespoke programme of activities.

£8.00 per student (minimum 20 students).

Introductory Talks

Introductory Talks KS3&4

History at HMS Warrior

These ‘lecture’ style introductory talks include time for questions and answers. Please note, students must be accompanied by their teacher or group leader.

£5 per student (minimum 15 students) for 30 mins (incl. Discover Visit).

Social Class in Victoria's Navy

Social Class in Victoria's Navy KS3&4

History at HMS Warrior

This workshop introduces students to the Victorian class system as experienced onboard HMS Warrior. Object handling activities and guided visits to the officers’ cabins and wardroom provide clear evidence of the differences in living and working conditions.

£7 per student for 2 hours (incl. Discover Visit).

Discovery Visits

Discovery Visits ALL

A Discovery Visit is a teacher-led, self-guided visit to one attraction within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

£4.00 for 1 attraction, £6.50 for two attractions and £8.50 for three attractions per student.