How far in advance do I need to book?
Our sessions are very popular, and we recommend booking at least in the term prior to when you hope to visit. We have a range of dates available and will do our best to fit you in.
How long does a visit last?
Each primary school visit facilitated session includes the Discovery Trail, lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, and accommodates one class of 30 students
I’ve got to complete a risk-assessment, what are the risks on-site?
The Wellington has produced a risk assessment for visiting groups. However, we do recommend a preliminary site visit.
Can we make a pre-visit?
We highly recommend preliminary site visits. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7836 8179
What should the children wear on a visit?
Sessions are conducted on open decks in good weather. We advise visitors to dress appropriately to the season & consider the river may be cool even in summer term. It is important to wear sensible footwear on board the ship.
What should I do on arrival?
Please wait on the Embankment, a member of the Wellington Team will be there to meet you and lead you aboard the ship.
Will the students be able to buy anything?
No we don’t have a shop, or café facilities.
What if I need to cancel my visit?
We appreciate advanced notice of visit cancellations as there may be other groups waiting to attend our workshops.If you are cancelling a pre-booked schools workshop we need to be notified as soon as possible so we can make it available to another school. For schools sessions delivered by a paid freelancer, teachers having signed a booking agreement form may incur a fee for late cancellations to help us cover our expenses.
Are there any resources available to help my visit?
Hazard Identification Sheets, Teachers Notes and maps and plans are all available in the Downloads section of the website. We will also send out a confirmation letter with each booking which will highlight any useful material or preparation which is needed before the visit. This letter will also confirm the date and time of your visit.
If you have any other questions you can contact us and we shall endeavour to assist.