Our education programme is central to all we do. We have welcomed thousands of young people from primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities to our Migration Museum at The Workshop in Lambeth.

We also have great take up of our workshops and exhibition tours with international schools and university study abroad programmes. We are now taking bookings for workshops with our exhibition Room to Breathe through to summer 2019. Get in touch!

To find out or to book a visit in, please email our Education Officer, Liberty Melly: or our Head of Learning and Partnerships, Emily Miller:

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

    March 19, 2019 @ 4:42 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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  • How British migrants made fortunes working for the East India Company (BBC Bitesize)

    March 19, 2019 @ 4:42 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 Irish migrants who moved to Liverpool in the Industrial Revolution (BBC Bitesize)

    March 19, 2019 @ 4:42 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

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

    March 19, 2019 @ 4:42 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

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  • Child Migrant Stories

    Child Migrant Stories teaching resources have been developed with and for educators for use in classrooms, heritage sites and other informal learning spaces across the UK. They draw on the personal experiences of people who migrated to Britain from around the world from 1930 to present day. Their stories are of loss and reunion but… Read more

  • Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

    A scheme of work across five lessons supporting the English Language assessment objectives for GCSE. Follow English teacher Hassan, from Syria, as he leaves his war-torn country and attempts to travel to the UK. Using phone cameras, interviews and voiceover, the BBC documentary series shines a light on the untold story of the migrant crisis.… Read more

  • No Turning Back – schools resources

    A range of self-directed activities for school trips to the exhibition, encompassing KS3 and KS4 resources co-designed with teachers for before your visit and to follow up in the classroom afterwards. Read more

  • Education preview evening for Room to Breathe

    The education team at the Migration Museum warmly invite teachers and lecturers to the education preview evening of our new exhibition Room to Breathe. Explore with us how this unique exhibition fits with the curriculum and can enrich your students’ learning. Read more

  • Moving Stories – a competition that has moved us all

    A guest blog by Asher Goodenough, Subject Advisor for History at OCR, on the Moving Stories competition, which the Migration Museum Project ran in partnership with OCR. Read more

  • Teachers’ evening for No Turning Back

    Primary and secondary school teachers are invited to the Migration Museum at The Workshop on Wednesday 2 May to find out all about our education programme related to our current exhibition ‘No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain’. Read more