Key Stage 2 Learning Sessions


  • An image of Royal Marines and seamen on HMS BelfastArtefact Investigation: Arctic Convoys

    Students develop an enquiry focusing on artefacts used on HMS Belfast during the Arctic convoys. The session includes investigation of the ship to gather evidence and assesses the varied roles and conditions on board.

  • A photograph of a kitten in a hammock.Life at Sea

    Taking place in the Life at Sea exhibition, students will explore what it was like to be a sailor, in a hands-on session that looks at artefacts and personal stories relating to life on board HMS Belfast.

  • The men of HMS Duckworth.Life on Board

    Students investigate life on board through the personal stories of men who served on HMS Belfast. Handling artefacts from the ship’s collection students discover how different crew members lived and worked.

    Suitable for KS2 (Year 4) to KS4

  • Meet a Veteran

    Students have the opportunity to meet some of the men who served on HMS Belfast who can answer students' questions and share their memories of life on board.

  • Self Guided Visits

    A visit to HMS Belfast may support studies of the Second World War, Arctic Convoys, Korean War or The River Thames.

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