We are pleased to be welcoming education visits again. We are all booked up between now and Christmas 2021, but to join the waiting list, to log interest in visiting in 2022 and to enquire about online education workshops and teacher training and CPD please email

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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 nations. We also offer flexible and practical training for teachers and educators, highlighting the ways in which teachers across multiple subjects can integrate the topic of migration in their work to the benefit of their students. We are also available for online sessions, and are continuing to add brilliant resources to our website.

History teachers: Teaching Medicine Through Time/Health and the People at GCSE History? Our digital exhibition Heart of the Nation: Migration and the Making of the NHS is a great resource for you and your students to dive deeper into this topic. There is a rich timeline, oral histories and video content. Have an explore and watch this space for education resources we are developing.

To find out more about our education programme overall, 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)

    November 27, 2021 @ 7:55 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)

    November 27, 2021 @ 7:55 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)

    November 27, 2021 @ 7:55 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)

    November 27, 2021 @ 7:55 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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  • Roots

    Beginning with our early migration history, as our ancestors spread across a world where there were no borders, no nations, no ideas about who belongs where, the film moves through our more recent history of displacement. At the end, our shared human story is told by a young man seeking somewhere safe to live. On… Read more

  • Departures: Understanding Emigration

    This free, in-depth resource pack shines a spotlight on 400 years of British emigration – one of the largest movements of people in modern history, yet a history that is often overlooked. This resource pack will be helpful to any student studying the impact of emigration from Britain; both on the countries people emigrated to, and on Britain itself. However, the resource pack is designed specifically for Key Stage 4 students studying GCSE History: AQA’s ‘Migration, Empires and the Peoples’ unit. The pack has been designed with input from AQA teachers and the board’s History subject advisor. Read more

  • Beyond Banglatown

    Brick Lane has been described by many as the ‘heartland’ of the Bangladeshi community in Britain, representing five decades of the struggle to belong and be recognised as part of the global city of London and the wider multicultural nation. Perhaps the most visible testament to this presence is ‘Banglatown’ – the short stretch of Bangladeshi-owned… 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

  • 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