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A group of school children in blue blazers sat in a room. IN the background are two boys who are drawing something unseen. Close to the camera are two girls who are drawing a mask.

Book learning sessions

Bring your topic to life with our tutor-led, interactive, curriculum-linked learning sessions. Pupils can touch, hold and study real Museum objects, from an Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus piece to a real shark's jaw.

Use the filters below to select the age group of your pupils and the topic you are studying. Click on the session titles for more detailed information about content and booking then contact us on or telephone our direct line 0208 291 8686 to book or discuss your requirements. We can accommodate up to 30 pupils per taught session.

For an outdoor session book one of our Go Outside sessions. These take place in the Gardens in the summer term up to October half term. In the event of bad weather we have an alternative indoor session. Please dress appropriately for the weather. 

Make sure you make use of our downloadable Learning Resources and read our Plan Your Day information in advance of your visit.

We offer sessions for Home Educators throughout the year. For more information please contact 

A cream slab with 4 people engraved into it and Egyptian symbols

Ancient Egypt

Learn how to think like archaeologists whilst examining these priceless…
Cymbals attached to string


The Horniman has the only Balinese Gamelan angklung in London.
Taxidermy seal

Arctic Adventure

Reception and Year 1 Discover some amazing Arctic animals as you touch…
Bronze figure on plaque
Art and design

Ancient Benin

Art and design
Uncover the stories behind brass plaques by carefully decoding the…
Wooden snow googles, shaped like bean pod with slit in middle for visibility

Extreme Environments

This session challenges pupils to think about extreme environments and…