The Migration Museum is a brilliant space to engage people of all ages in learning about our shared migration stories. 

We welcome groups from Key Stage 2 through to Higher Education and beyond for facilitated sessions and self-directed visits, as well as online sessions. You can find out more here. To find out more and book, please email:

We also work directly with educators to provide training and support in teaching about migration and intersecting themes. If you would like to find our more please email:

UPDATE February 2023: We are now taking bookings from April – August 2023.

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

    May 30, 2023 @ 7:49 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)

    May 30, 2023 @ 7:49 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)

    May 30, 2023 @ 7:49 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)

    May 30, 2023 @ 7:49 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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  • British Ugandan Asians at 50

    Series of filmed oral histories with former residents of resettlement camps set up by the Uganda Resettlement Board in 1972/3, to accommodate homeless Ugandan Asians expelled by Idi Amin. Also interviewed are those who volunteered at the camps to make life more comfortable for the expellees in those critical early months.

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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