Key stage 2

We explore London’s geography and history by combining local studies with real, present-day contexts for science and technology, art and literacy. Our facilitated sessions use current and historical handling objects as a starting point, while our actor-led sessions bring our collections to life through historical characters and their stories.


Workshops at London Transport Museum

Digging deeper
Transport through time
World’s first underground railway
Poster art
London moving

Workshops at the Museum Depot in Acton

Mind the gap!

Workshops at your school

Thames travellers
Bus for the future


Workshops at London Transport Museum


digging deeper

Digging Deeper

Available: Fridays
Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: £40 per session
Group size: Maximum 15 pupils per session
Location:  London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

Meet the pioneering Victorian engineer James Greathead and find out about his ground-breaking invention, the ‘Greathead’ digging machine. Learn how it revolutionised the construction of London’s underground railways and helped build the Tube as we know it today.

KS2: Science, History, Design and Technology


transport through time Transport through time

Available: Fridays
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

Explore through role play and gallery investigation how Victorian inventions revolutionised travel in London. Trace the evolution of transport and its impact on the people of London.

KS2: Science, History, Design and Technology


first underground World’s first underground railway

Available: Thursdays
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

Step into the shoes of Victorian engineers. Use your problem-solving skills and tackle hands-on challenges as you investigate our galleries and explore the story of London’s Underground.

KS2: Science, Design and Technology, History, Literacy, Mathematics


poster art Poster Art

Available: Wednesdays
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: £80 per session
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

What does it take to make a persuasive poster? Explore our iconic poster collection and work in teams to create giant posters. Be inspired by designers who use colour, shape and composition to get people on board, and keep London moving.

KS2: Art and Design, Literacy


london moving London moving

Available: Mondays
Duration: 40 minutes
Cost: £80 per session
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

Join the Transport Professor for a lively look behind the scenes of London’s transport and the science that makes it all tick in this exciting show.

KS2: Science, Design and Technology


Workshops at the Museum Depot in Acton


mind the gap Mind the gap!

Available: Wednesdays
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Cost: £90 per session
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location:  London Transport Museum Depot at Acton

The Museum’s Curator has received a mysterious message from a passenger who forgot to ‘mind the gap’ and is lost in time. We need your help to unravel the mystery! Through our brand new interactive adventure, your class will experience a private visit to the Museum Depot in Acton. Uncover the secrets of our collection and discover how London’s transport has changed over the years as you race against time to solve clues and puzzles.

KS2: History, Geography, Literacy

Specifiq


Workshops at your school


thames travellers Thames travellers

Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: £120 for one session, £160 for two sessions on the same day
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: At your school

What would London be like if we all travelled by river? Step into the shoes of a Thames traveller from the past and get hands-on with our engineering boat-building challenge.

KS2: Science, Design and Technology, History


Bus for the future Bus for the future

Available: Mondays and Wednesdays
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: £120 for one session, £160 for two sessions on the same day
Group size: Maximum 30 pupils per session
Location: At your school

Discover how London’s buses have changed over time and get hands-on with an engineering challenge to design a brand-new prototype bus for London. Can you solve the problems engineers faced in the past and create a bus for the future?

KS2: Design and Technology, History


Planning your visit

For pre and post visit resources, booking information and the London Transport Museum visual story please visit our Teachers page


London Transport Museum school sessions are part of our Enjoyment to Employment programme.

Turning children’s enthusiasm for transport into a career in industry

Enjoyment to Employment logo

shop hoodies

Shop

New Underground hoodies

Show your pride for your line with our new hoodies, now available to buy! These classic and cosy hoodies feature an embroidered roundel and a striking tube map inside the hood.

Shop now

events steam underground

What's On

Steam on the Underground

Be transported to a by-gone era of Victorian steam power as we mark 150 years of the District Line. Don't miss out on tickets - this is your last chance to see central London by vintage steam train!

Book tickets

Collections april

Collections

Object of the Month

In the late 1990s, an advertising campaign was created to promoting Cadbury products – including this strap hanger featuring its iconic Easter treat – the Creme Egg! Unfortunately this egg-cellent design was never used...

Discover more