Our education programme is central to all we do at the Migration Museum Project. From May 2017 we have welcomed 700 young people from schools, colleges, and universities to our Migration Museum at The Workshop, Lambeth.

We also have great take up of our workshops to international schools and university study abroad programmes. Get in touch if you would like to book your group in.

We are currently running an exhibition competition with the OCR exam board. If you are teaching the new British migration history units, get in touch. It might help to motivate your pupils when you hear that the prize is for the winning team to visit New York City to see Ellis Island and our friends at the Tenement Museum!

To find out more about all the opportunities we have on offer or to book a schools or university visit or workshop, please email our Education Officer, Liberty Melly at or our Head of Learning and Partnerships, Emily Miller at

  • Migrants at sea: The international response

    October 22, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) together with the National Maritime Museum produced a series a short films about the issues surrounding migration at sea today. This film explores the international response. Read more

  • Introduction to International Migration

    October 22, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    This 8-minute introduction to International Migration gives an overview of the history of migration, keywords and push and pull factors in the context of the European Union. Read more

  • Moving Stories: Gulwali

    October 22, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the war in Afghanistan. Read more

  • Moving Stories: Eric

    October 22, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Rwandan survivor Eric Murangwa Eugene about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the Rwandan genocide. Read more

Education funders

  • Migration Museum Project scheme of work

    This scheme of work created by the Migration Museum Project and teachers covers 6 main migration ‘moments’ in British history. To download the powerpoints and the supporting worksheets follow this link.   Read more

  • Fiction Books List

    A compiled list of various children’s books that deal with the topic of forced migration and refugee experience. The list has short blurbs about each of the books. Read more

  • Our Migration Story

    This website draws on the research of over 60 historians based in universities and historical institutions and presents the often untold stories of the generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles. While this website is primarily designed to support teachers and students studying migration to Britain, its aim is to be… Read more

  • No Turning Back education resources

    From 2o September 2017, we are hosting our new exhibition No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments That Changed Britain, which focuses on seven pivotal moments when migration shaped the history of Britain. We are coordinating a range of workshops and self-directed activities for school trips to the exhibition. Below you will find KS3 and KS4 resources co-designed with teachers for before… Read more

  • Moving Stories – exhibition competition with OCR

    We are excited to be pursuing our partnership with the OCR exam board on a new exhibition competition. Read more

  • Our theatre-in-education programme

    We completed an exciting theatre-in-education project in partnership with Tamasha Theatre Company exploring migration experiences and themes through drama. Read more