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, London. Tours, workshops, competitions, collaborations, Refugee Week sessions – it’s a full programme!

Whilst our exhibition Room to Breathe closes to the public at the end of July, we are able to host some education workshops from September through to November 2019. If this is of interest get in touch. We will treat each enquiry on a case by case basis as we are focussing on planning for 2020 and our next exhibition.

To find out more, please email our Education Officer, Liberty Melly: or our Head of Learning and Partnerships, Emily Miller:

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

    November 18, 2019 @ 1:15 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)

    November 18, 2019 @ 1:15 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)

    November 18, 2019 @ 1:15 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)

    November 18, 2019 @ 1:15 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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  • 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

  • Patterns of Migration – Spitalfields (OCR History GCSE)

    A free-to-download history of migration to Spitalfields written by our education committee member Martin Spafford for the OCR A ‘Migration to Britain’ GCSE course. Read more

  • 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

  • Migration Museum and OCR announce return of Moving Stories competition

    We have teamed up with exam board OCR to re-launch Moving Stories, a national competition for History GCSE students who are studying OCR’s module on ‘Migration to Britain’ in 2019/20. 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

  • Education programmes at National Maritime Museum

    Pupils from Ashmead Primary School and Newington Green Primary in Hackney joined us to explore their own migration stories and current migration developments in the RE•THINK gallery. Read more