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Action Stations

A mixture of physical challenges, simulators and technological experiments. Battle with the Royal Marines, command a warship or fly a helicopter.

Why the moon affects the tides and discover the amazing Magic Planet which can show moving global climate and temperature patterns around the Earth - and beyond.

27 exciting activities in the InterAction gallery bringing you an astronaut’s view of the world, the science behind propulsion and much more.

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Action Stations - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, DT, M, EVS, G, SCI, PA.

Blue Reef Aquarium

This excellent hands-on visit includes a touchpool demo of handling certain fish, looking at sharks and an insight to marine life. You will see fantastic creatures that live in our seas and oceans. Displays take you on an undersea tour, from the British coastline to faraway tropical reefs and lots more in between.

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Blue Reef Aquarium - Educational School Trips


Beaulieu Motor Museum

There is lots to learn at Beaulieu with awarding winning educational programmes. Visit the Palace House and Gardens, owned by Lord Montagu's since 1538, concentrating on the Victorian period and the running of a Victorian home. Or visit the War Years at Beaulieu, experience life on the Home Front in a role play programme. Learn about the Spies, evacuees, blackout and War time motoring. Finally visit the Abbey where children can learn and experience life in a Medieval Monastery. There is so much to see and do for many subjects that you may be studying at School.

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Beaulieu Motor Museum - Educational School Trips


1: Pre Romans

2: Romans

3: Medieval

4: Tudors

5: Stuarts

6: Georgians

7: Victorians

8: 20th Century

9: Defence

10: World Wars

11: Children

12: Transport

13: Domestic Homes

14: Smuggling

15: Work/Agriculture

16: Evidence/Archaeology  17: Local History

18: Other Topics

19: Change & continuity


A: Art

AH: Agriculture/Horticulture

DT: Design/Technology

M: Maths

EVS: Environmental Studies

G: Geography

IWL: Imaginative Writing, Literature

SCI: Science,

PA: Physical Activity

W: Wildlife & Animals

KEY TOPICS: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, A, AH, DT, M, EVS, G, IWL, SCI.

D-Day Museum

Go back in time to June 1944 and discover the faces of history (Churchill, Montgomery and Eisenhower) in the magnificent 272-foot length ‘Overlord Embroidery’. Visit the many images of wartime Britain through our dynamic displays: Life on the ‘Home Front’, the period front room of the ARP Warden, keep vigil with the troops camped in the forest and the airborne glider landings.  Finally, board an original Landing Craft (LCDV). With military equipment, authentic models and photographs essential for students studying Britain Since the 1930’s. Worksheets available for Key Stage 2 pupils.

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D-Day Museum - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 8 , 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, DT, M, EVS, G, SCI.

HMS Alliance

This excellent visit includes good hands on experience for children, giving an immersive insight to life aboard a submarine as pupils are surrounded by all the sounds and personal belongings of the crew. Pupils discover the history of working and travelling under the sea, the impact on families during wartime, investigate the science of submarines and have fun designing, making and testing their own submarine.

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HMS Alliance - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, DT, EVS, G, SCI, M.

HMS Victory

Ordered in 1758, the same year as Lord Nelson’s Birth, HMS Victory took 27 miles of rigging, 4 acres of sails and 6 years to build. The excellent design, her speed and manoeuvrability, meant that she was in constant demand during her period of active service between 1778 and 1812. Guided tours around the ship. Lunch area available.

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HMS Victory - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, DT, M, SCI, G.

HMS Warrior

The last survivor of the Black Fleet. It was constructed at a time when war with France seemed imminent and Britain was in the throes of an invasion scare. Has been at Portsmouth since 1987.

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HMS Warrior - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, DT, M. SCI, G.

Mary Rose Exhibition

This £35million heritage project to build an internationally-renowned museum and complete the conservation will showcase the very best in 21st century architecture and the finest collection of 16th century artefacts in the world.

The artefacts will be displayed in mirror-image context galleries running the length of the ship, so visitors can experience what the decks would have looked like moments before the Mary Rose sank. Six themed galleries will tell the personal stories and working lives of the crew on board.

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Mary Rose Exhibition - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, DT, M, SCI, G.

Paultons Park

Visit the UK’s number one theme park (TripAdvisor 2018) and explore over 70 rides and attractions, beautiful gardens, birds and animals on your visit. With a mix of rides and attractions for all, the award-winning family theme park is sure to be popular with your group. Step into Lost Kingdom, where dinosaurs rule and take on our world class family-friendly rollercoasters. Or visit  Little Africa and come face to face with a fascinating range of animals and birds. There really is something for everyone. Curriculum workshops covering physics, biology or ride-programming are also available If pre-booked.

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Paultons Park - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 11, 18, 19, DT, M, EVS, G, IWL, SCI, PA, W.

Spinnaker Tower

Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent.

A world class visitor attraction, the much-admired, elegant viewing Tower stands proud over one of the most fascinating seascapes in the world. Situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles.

The Spinnaker Tower not only offers a unique experience for your students, it also has a whole host of cross curricular links and is an exceptionally inspiring educational tool.

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Spinnaker Tower - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 17, 18, A, DT, M, G, SCI.

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