An Amazing Learning Experience
Your group can dive into a learning experience tailored to meet your students' needs. This is the only museum in the UK where students can get a guided tour of a real submarine by one of our experienced guides, some of whom actually served on HMS Alliance.
Our main attraction:
HMS Alliance has been restored to the highest standard and will open again from the start of April 2014 so it is now time to book your school's visit. Imagine being able to step on board the historic submarine and being immersed in an exciting and authentic soundscape and seeing everyday objects as if the crew were all around you including:
snoring coming from the bunks!
the sound of diesel engines
cooking pots in the galley
the sound of the control room in action
the instrument panels lit up
Depending on how much time you have, your visit can include all of the following:
A taught workshop from the Education Officers (see options below)
A guided themed tour of our WW2 era submarine, HMS Alliance, led by former submariners
Time in the different museum galleries including the interactive Science & Submarines Gallery
Time to look at other submarines such as Holland 1 (The Royal Navy's first submarine) and X24 (the only surviving example of a World War Two midget submarine).
Duration of activities:
The tour of HMS Alliance lasts around 40 minutes
The taught workshop runs for 40mins or 60 minutes dependent on the needs of the group
Your time in particular galleries will depend on your needs - the learning team can advise you on this and there are additional resources which you can download, print and photocopy to bring along (available to download from the Teachers Resorce section on the left hand side menu).
£2 per pupil, adults and teachers are FREE (UK schools only). The HMS Alliance tour, the other submarines, the workshops and the museum galleries are all included in the price. (Language Schools £5 per pupil)
Outreach to schools costs £85 for workshops, £130 for Science shows.
We will send you an itinerary when you book and you can arrange a free preliminary visit. We will greet you from the coach and spend time ensuring your visit runs smoothly from start to finish.
School groups now have the use of a new dedicated learning centre with full access to the museum's education and learning services. Schools have their own space for eating their packed lunches, space for coats and bags, workshop space and accessible toilets.
You can find out more about our range of workshops shown on the left hand side menu by clicking below:
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stages 3&4
To book call 023 92510354 ext 223 or email.
Winter Opening hours
The museum will be closed to the public and school groups on Mondays and Tuesdays during its winter opening hours (November to end of March). During that time we our still open Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays for school visits.
Alliance closed for restoration from January to end of MarchDue to the need to complete the final stages of restoring HMS Alliance in readiness for its grand re-opening at the start of April 2014 HMS Alliance itself will be closed during January, February and March 2014. Although tours will not be possible at those times, the rest of the museum and the site will continue to be open for school visits as usual and in addition we will operate special tours of Holland One plus X24 and special activities in the other galleries and the Learning Centre.
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