Public education about Britain’s migration heritage has been at the heart of the Migration Museum Project from the outset. Over the past three years, we have directly engaged with more than 3000 primary, secondary and university students. We have hosted over 50 school visits to our exhibitions and collaborations, including groups from across Europe, Asia and America, and established a network of teachers committed to teaching about migration.

Learn more about our theatre-in-education programme, workshops and exhibition competition with the OCR exam board.

To find out more about working with us, email Education Manager, Emily Miller at

  • Migrants at sea: The international response

    February 20, 2017 @ 8:35 am

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) together with the National Maritime Museum produced a series a short films about the issues surrounding migration at sea today. This film explores the international response. Read more

  • Introduction to International Migration

    February 20, 2017 @ 8:35 am

    This 8-minute introduction to International Migration gives an overview of the history of migration, keywords and push and pull factors in the context of the European Union. Read more

  • Moving Stories: Gulwali

    February 20, 2017 @ 8:35 am

    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarlay about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the war in Afghanistan. Read more

  • Moving Stories: Eric

    February 20, 2017 @ 8:35 am

    Young people on the IWM Moving Stories Summer School interview Rwandan survivor Eric Murangwa Eugene about his experience of forced migration and displacement as a result of the Rwandan genocide. Read more

Education funders

  • Fiction Books List

    A compiled list of various children’s books that deal with the topic of forced migration and refugee experience. The list has short blurbs about each of the books. Read more

  • Our Migration Story

    This website draws on the research of over 60 historians based in universities and historical institutions and presents the often untold stories of the generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles. While this website is primarily designed to support teachers and students studying migration to Britain, its aim is to be… Read more

  • England’s Immigrants 1330 – 1550

    Various sets of introductory powerpoints produced for primary and secondary pupils by teachers as part of the teacher scholar programme hosted by University of York and the National Archives. These lessons introduce pupils to the results of the research project into medieval immigration using extensive government records from the time. Read more

  • Moving Stories – exhibition competition with OCR

    We are excited to be pursuing our partnership with the OCR exam board on a new exhibition competition. Read more

  • Our theatre-in-education programme

    We completed an exciting theatre-in-education project in partnership with Tamasha Theatre Company exploring migration experiences and themes through drama. Read more

  • Workshops at our Call me by my name exhibition

    Our recent exhibition on the current refugee crisis proved an excellent backdrop for a series of half-day workshops with 10 schools from Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Essex, Kent and Brent. Read more