School visits to Windermere Jetty

Schools at Windermere Jetty

About Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories

A world-class museum on the shores of Windermere, the Museum will offer a range of school sessions linked to STEM subjects when it opens in 2018. School sessions can be booked for Spring 2019 term.

Price of School Sessions

  • Basic school visit (9:30am – 1pm) museum tour + one session (excludes lunch room facility) £150 per class
  • Standard school visit (10:30am – 3pm) museum tour + one session (includes lunch room facility) £175 per class
  • "The WJ Experience" school visit (9:30am – 3pm) seeing boats in steam, museum tour + one session (includes lunch room facility) £200 per class

How to Book

Booking will be available soon. Please contact for more information.

Select from our Range of Facilitated School Sessions:

KS1 & 2 Half or Full Day Sessions

Victorians on the Lake
Curriculum Links: Geography, History
Learn about Victorian life on Windermere through the exploration of tea and its journey from far off countries to Windermere teapots.

Art of Storytelling
Curriculum Links: Art, History, Literacy
Using our two historic paintings of Windermere and the amazing views from the new Museum, pupils will explore imagery and descriptive language to create their own unique stories.

Students and Amazons
Curriculum Links: History, Literacy
Pupils will explore Arthur Ransome’s classic stories of adventure on Windermere through our unique collection and the landscape surrounding the Museum to create their own inspired poem or story.

Maths and Mapmaking
Curriculum Links: Geography, Maths
Help make a map to guide visitors around the new Museum. Using maths, models and maps we’ll explore how features and distances are recorded in world maps and make our own to navigate the site.  

Museum Materials
Curriculum Links: Art, Design, Engineering, Science
Ever wondered why buildings are the constructed the way they are? How some materials are better deployed for walls, windows and roofs than others? Pupils will investigate the architecture of the Museum and build their own visitor attraction.

Curriculum Links: Arts, Design, Engineering, Science, Technology
Pupils will learn about the Museum's historic vessels, what they were used for and the people who owned the boats before designing and building their own bespoke 'dream boat'.

Sink or Swim - Forces
Curriculum Links: Art, Design, Science, Technology
Why do boats float? What makes them buoyant? Pupils will conduct experiments to discover how boats stay afloat.  They'll learn about forces, hull design, different material properties and construct their own boat.

Sink or Swim – Propulsion
Curriculum Links: Engineering, Science, Technology
Discover what powers a boat and how it travels through water. Pupils will explore our historic collection of vessels and experiment with electricity, wind power and steam.

Ecology of Windermere 
Curriculum links: Citizenship, PSHE, Science
What's in the water of Windermere? What are common, local lake species?  How can we better care for our lakeside environment? Pupils will learn answers to these questions as we uncover what’s living at the lake’s edge.

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Learning programme supported by:

Cumbria County Council