Our education programme is central to all we do at the Migration Museum Project. Excitingly from May 2017 we are welcoming schools, colleges, and universities to visit our very own Migration Museum at The Workshop in Lambeth.

Over the past four years, we have directly engaged with more than 3500 primary, secondary and university students. We have hosted over 50 school visits to our temporary exhibitions and collaborations, including groups from across Europe, Asia, and America.

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!

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

  • Moving Stories: Cirla

    May 23, 2017 @ 3:57 pm

    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Holocaust survivor Cirla Lewis about her experience of displacement as a result of the Second World War. Read more

  • Refugee

    May 23, 2017 @ 3:57 pm

    In this short drama, we meet a young girl and her family in an unknown land and discover how they came to be there, far away from home.

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  • New MMP scheme of work for schools

    May 23, 2017 @ 3:57 pm

    This scheme of work is created by the Migration Museum Project education team and teachers. It covers 6 main migration ‘moments’ in British history. Start the unit by exploring how the themes connect with your pupils before working through the 6 lessons, ending with a lesson reflecting on migration and the EU. Download the lesson… Read more

  • Migrants at sea: The migrants’ story

    May 23, 2017 @ 3:57 pm

    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 migrants’ story perspective. Read more

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Workshops at our Call me by my name exhibition

    Our recent exhibition on the current refugee crisis proved an excellent backdrop for a series of half-day workshops with 10 schools from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Essex, Kent and Brent. Read more