UPDATE ON 17 MARCH 2020: In response to escalating concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closing the Migration Museum to all visitors until further notice with immediate effect. We are also cancelling all upcoming events and education workshops. We will be monitoring Public Health England guidance closely and look forward to reopening at an appropriate time in the future.

Our expert education team have created and developed a programme that engages students in the core themes of migration, identity and belonging, in order to foster an understanding of how migration has shaped us both as individuals and as a nation.

We welcome educational groups from Year 6 and above to our new home in the heart of Lewisham Shopping Centre. To find out more or to make a booking enquiry, please see our Planning Your Education Visit page.

To find out more please email our Education Manager, Liberty Melly:, or sign up to our Education Mailing List.

  • Jewish migration to Manchester in the late 1800s (BBC Bitesize)

    August 9, 2020 @ 11:27 pm

    Historian and Migration Museum Trustee David Olusoga visits Manchester, which along with the other industrial manufacturing towns surrounding it, acted as a magnet for waves of economic migrants from all over the world. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, 30,000 Jewish migrants from Russia and Eastern Europe settled in Manchester. Olusoga meets Janice Haber… Read more

  • The Irish migrants who moved to Liverpool in the Industrial Revolution (BBC Bitesize)

    August 9, 2020 @ 11:27 pm

    During the 1800s tens of thousands of poor Irish labourers and their families left Ireland to find work in Britain during the Industrial Revolution. Large numbers came to, and settled in, Liverpool, and faced terrible conditions. Cholera and other diseases spread and their arrival eventually promoted the beginning of the British public health system. Read more

  • How British migrants made fortunes working for the East India Company (BBC Bitesize)

    August 9, 2020 @ 11:27 pm

    European powers started trading with India from the early 1500s. At first, all British trade was dominated by the London based East India Company, which was granted the monopoly on trade with India in 1600. Over the following 200 years the company became increasingly prominent in the European trading routes with India. Read more

  • The story of British indentured workers emigrating to America (BBC Bitesize)

    August 9, 2020 @ 11:27 pm

    Four hundred years ago all manner of children, teenagers, and young men and women, mainly from the poorest families, were sent, often against their will, to board ships leaving from Bristol across the Irish Sea, and into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Education funders

  • Talking About Race

    Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. This resource has been created by the Smithsonian for educators to help with opening a discussion about race. It looks at the historical foundations of race, being anti-racist and building a community, as well as providing the tools and guidance to explore this topic whether you are teaching… Read more

  • Family Tree Activity

    We’ve put together a helpful guide to help you begin to explore your family tree and the stories hidden within, including questions to ask your relatives and a family tree outline to print off and fill in. We have also highlighted some great online resources to help you dig even further. Read more

  • Mathematics by Hollie McNish

    Hollie McNish performs her poem, Mathematics. A poem on immigration based on personal experience and studies. The poem owes a lot to a book by economist Philippe Legrain called Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them. We think this works really well as a starter or plenary. Click here to watch on YouTube Read more

  • Migration Museum embarks on collaborative residency with King’s College London’s Arts and Humanities Research Institute

    The Migration Museum is embarking on a six-month collaborative residency with Kings College London’s (KCL) Arts and Humanities Research Institute (AHRI). Read more

  • Planning your education visit

    All the information you need to plan an educational visit to the Migration Museum Read more

  • Teachers’ and Lecturers’ Evening

    Join us for a special education private view and tour of our new museum in Lewisham Shopping Centre for teachers, lecturers and educators. Read more