We are not currently taking new bookings for facilitated and self-directed learning visits. 

We will be operating on reduced hours for the rest of 2023 and our museum in Lewisham will then be closed in early 2024 while we install a new exhibition and plan towards our permanent home and national reach.

We will be resuming bookings for facilitated visits for Years 5 and up from Summer Term 2024 onwards. We appreciate your patience and support and hope to be able to accommodate you and your students in the near future.

In the meantime, we are still offering in-school-outreach and walking tours – subject to capacity and availability. Please contact our Learning Officer for more information. You can also explore our online learning resources in our resource bank.

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

    December 1, 2023 @ 2:25 am

    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)

    December 1, 2023 @ 2:25 am

    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)

    December 1, 2023 @ 2:25 am

    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)

    December 1, 2023 @ 2:25 am

    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

  • Ordinary objects, extraordinary stories

    The website features four people affected by the Holocaust, their stories, objects and journeys. This resource gives an overview of the site, navigation and content, and ideas for using it as part of the History curriculum or to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with students. It also includes a PowerPoint presentation to share some of the site’s content in the classroom, with questions for discussion.

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  • Taking Care of Business: Exhibition Guide for Educators

    An exhibition guide to help you get the most of Taking Care of Business when visiting with your students.

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  • Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS school resources

    NHS school resources created from the exhibition 'Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS'

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  • Young Creatives Club at the Migration Museum

    Join the Migration Museum this summer from 24–28 July for a week-long creative programme. Develop your creative skills in response to the theme: ‘Who is a Migrant?’ Open to all young people in Lewisham ages 14-18. All abilities and skills welcome. Read more

  • Moving Stories: Lewisham – a creative competition for young people aged 9–18

    Over the past year, young people from across Lewisham have been designing exhibits responding to what migration means to them as part of Moving Stories: Lewisham, a creative competition we ran during Borough of Culture, supported by Landsec. 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