London Metropolitan Archives - Greater London
40 Northampton Road, , London, EC1R 0HB
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Where the capital's past comes to life! London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest local authority archive in Britain. The collections cover the whole of Greater London and the City, spanning nearly a thousand years of history. London's extraordinary past and the lives of Londoners are represented here through millions of documents and thousands of maps, prints, drawings, plans, photographs and films.
A visit to LMA is an exciting and enriching experience. The free learning programme for schools covers many areas of the National Curriculum, particularly History, Literacy, Humanities, Citizenship and Art. It also gives young people the chance to find out more about archives and the important work they do in preserving everyone's history and making it accessible to future generations.
Let our collections enthral your students. You can visit us for a day, a week, a term, or for a special project! We offer the unique opportunity to work with primary source material in a dedicated education space. All our workshops and activities can be tailored to fit the needs of school and college groups, youth groups and home educated children. From bespoke single sessions to in-depth exploration of themes over longer periods, students will be inspired by working with original local history resources and learn through first-hand experience of maps, photographs and films, behind the scenes guided tours and hands-on practical activities.
Our expert staff teach and inspire students through a varied and imaginative programme. All school workshops have history and citizenship embedded within them and provide numerous links to other subjects. Art, storytelling, drama, music, guided walks and craft activities are used to deliver exciting sessions linked to the National and London Curriculums.
All educational sessions are offered free of charge and can be tailored to your needs. Download our Educational Programme at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lmaschools.