School groups are welcomed to the museum, catering for classes from Year One to sixth-form colleges. Visits are tailored to the needs of the class.
Tours take place at 10.30am or 1pm, Monday to Friday and should be booked well in advance. We charge £50 per class (excluding VAT). The museum has an indoor lunch room on site that can accommodate a maximum of 30 students but there is a public park opposite the museum for picnics, weather permitting. Please note that the school lunchroom is unavailable for classes visiting the museum for a storytelling session.
Please contact the museum curators to discuss your school’s requirements. Please note that the cost of the session is non-refundable if cancelled within a month of your visit.
In partnership with the Museum of London, we offer storytelling sessions drawing on the events of the 1666 Great Fire of London. Through interactive storytelling, Key Stage 1 children will learn about the events of the fire, how long it lasted and who put it out. We charge £75 per class per storytelling session (excluding VAT) for a class of 30 children.
Bookings must be made well in advance. Please note that the cost of the session is non-refundable if cancelled within a month of your visit.
This session, aimed at key stage 2, focuses on the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) during the Second World war. Through the experiences of an AFS firewoman, children can learn about life on the home front and the vital role of the fire service during the Blitz. Through the interactive storytelling children will be trained as members of the AFS learning why schools were used for fire stations, how to use a stirrup pump and why fire boats were so important.
We charge £75 per class per storytelling session (excluding VAT) for a class of 30 children.
Thursday 28th February 2013
Thursday 21st March 2013
Thursday 18th April 2013
The loan box focuses on the experiences of two Victorian firefighters. Through primary documentation, the loan box allows primary school students to learn how the past can be represented and interpreted in different ways.
The sources range from newspaper extracts, service records, various images and a replica of a Victorian firefighter's uniform. The themes that are discussed are uniform, developing technology of fire engines and station life, and illustrating the lifestyle of firefighters and their families during the Victorian era. The loan box is lent for a two week period at a cost of £15. Please contact the museum for further information.