We welcome schools from all over the world and a school trip to the museum is the perfect supplement to the national curriculum and an enriching day out for your class. Learning materials for Key Stage 2 and 3 have been developed in collaboration with the Isle of Wight Educational Services under the “Museums and Schools” programme, funded by the Arts Council.


We offer great opportunities for schools

Key Stage 1: Safety at Sea – visit to the Boat Shed and learning activity in the Gallery

Key Stage 2: Prepare to Sail – visit to the Gallery, training on the Dinghy Simulator, Safety at Sea and Transport Through Time

Key Stage 3: Local maritime history project

Group size: 15-30

Please contact Jan Ford on or 07747 602 707 to book.

There is plenty to see and do at the Museum and a fantastic way to learn about the maritime history of the Isle of Wight. 

Schools Dinghy Simulator 

As part of the Museums and Schools programme, Island schools are being invited to take part in trialling a brand new Dinghy Simulator at the Classic Boat Museum Gallery.

Book by the end of March to secure a free full-day visit to the museum where they will be able to take part in a range of activities.

The visit will include three workshops:

Prepare to Sail! (Dinghy Simulator) 

Transport through time 

‘S.O.S.’ Safety at Sea At KS1

Key information

Contact for bookings:

Free for schools participating in the trial if they book before March 31. Trial period lasts until May 31st 2022.

Duration of visit: 10 am - 2 pm (includes guided gallery tour and workshop)

Min-Max student numbers: 15-30


*The Dinghy Simulator workshop will be available as part of visits to the Classic Boat Museum after the trial period and will be subject to a standard charge of £6.50 per pupil (for a full-day visit including all three workshops)