The Nelson Museum offers the following learning opportunities:

  • Visits to the museum. Of a duration to suit you; although most school visits are typically one to two hours. If you wish to stay for lunch we have picnic tables in the Maritime Courtyard for sunny days or a large room for rainy days (please note this room is not fully accessible).

  • Education sessions. Tailored to suit your requirements. Sessions include Nelson as a Local Hero and Life Aboard Ship.

  • Outreach visits. If you can't visit the museum we'll bring the museum to you. Whether it is a school assembly or classroom session our outreach visits will make history come alive!

  • Loan Boxes. Based on Life Aboard Ship, the loan boxes contain objects for your group to examine and handle. The boxes are available to hire for two weeks for £20. We advise due to high demand that loan boxed are booked well in advance. To arrange hire please contact Alison or Bertie at the museum on 01493 850698.

  • Crew's Quarters. Our new learning and education room is available to schools for their visits. Led sessions are usually taught in here but it is also accessible during self-led visits. A mini handling collection is available in this space and we have a special pre-school corner for 0-5 year olds.

  • To arrange a museum visit or outreach session, please contact the Curator at

    Comments on our education provision:

    'Thank you for our lovely visit to the museum. We really enjoyed our day with you. Our teachers thought that the museum was packed with interesting information, and we could come again and find things we hadn't noticed the first time!' Class 4, Ditchingham Primary School, Suffolk

    'We really enjoyed our trip to your museum.You do an excellent job.' Ormesby Village Junior School, Norfolk

    'I am writing on behalf of the whole entire Year 6 to you to say a very big thank you for...our museum visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and every little detail was perfect in my opinion so keep up these standards of excellence!' Thomas Holmes on behalf of 6W, Costessey Junior School, Norwich

    Visiting Us:

    Visits usually take between one to two hours. There is full wheeled access to the galleries, shop, toilets and Maritime Courtyard. We also have a car park directly adjacent to the museum.

    Admission Fees:

    • Adults £4.25 (over 16)
    • Concessions £3.75 (OAP, students)
    • Children £2.50 (Over 3, under 16)
    • Family ticket £12.95 (2 adults, up to 4 children)
    • We offer discounted rates for pre-booked groups
      Contact the museum for further details on
      01493 850 698

    Opening Times:

      1st Feb - 19th Nov

    • Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm
    • Friday - 1pm - 4pm
    • Saturday - CLOSED
    • Sunday - 1pm - 4pm
    • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
    • It is advisable to contact the museum before your visit as opening times maybe subject to change.

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