We are now fully booked for both facilitated and self-directed visits during Summer Term 2022. We are still taking bookings for Autumn 2022 for students to explore our new exhibition Taking Care of Business. We are finalising a teacher’s guide for the exhibition which will help you plan your visit.

You can either book a self-directed visit or one of our facilitated education workshops. Self-directed visits need to be booked in and are free. As a charity we do charge for facilitated workshops and tours with our experienced education team, in order to sustain our important work.

We welcome facilitated workshop bookings from Tuesday to Friday. We welcome self-directed visits during general museum opening Wednesdays–Fridays between 11am and 5:30pm.

Please get in touch to enquire about booking in a self-directed visit or facilitated workshop, as well as to discuss teacher training, CPD and more by emailing:

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

    May 18, 2022 @ 7:40 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)

    May 18, 2022 @ 7:40 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)

    May 18, 2022 @ 7:40 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)

    May 18, 2022 @ 7:40 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Days To Remember

    This collection of artefacts, historical events and personal stories offers an initial insight, for secondary school students, into the impact of historical genocides. Read more

  • Moving Stories: Lewisham – a creative competition for ages 9–18

    The Migration Museum has an exciting opportunity open to all young people aged 9-18 in Lewisham during London Borough of Culture 2022. Moving Stories: Lewisham is a creative competition inviting you to design an exhibit exploring migration and what it means to you. You will have the chance for your ideas to be seen and your voice amplified. Winners will work with a range of creative professionals to build your display for thousands to see 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