The Migration Museum is back open for facilitated learning visits for Year 5 and upwards and self-directed visits for Year 7 and up. 

If you are interested in booking a school visit or learning more about our learning programme; teacher training, outreach or school and university visits, please contact our Learning Officer, 

You can also explore our online learning resources in our resource bank.

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

    April 18, 2024 @ 1:55 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)

    April 18, 2024 @ 1:55 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)

    April 18, 2024 @ 1:55 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)

    April 18, 2024 @ 1:55 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

  • 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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  • Taking Care of Business: Migrant Entrepreneurs and the Making of Britain Digital Exhibition

    This digital exhibition allows you to explore the stories and resources included in Taking Care of Business: Migrant Entrepreneurs and the Making of Britain

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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