British Science Week

March 2018

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A tradition for since 2000

Every year since the first event in 2000 (pictured below left) we have held workshops for schoolchildren which have taught exciting science in an enthralling way. Feedback from teachers has been excellent and in most years we have been obliged to turn some schools away due to being over-subscribed. Usually, each all-day session has places for 60 children. They are divided into three groups of 20 and take part in three activities in turn.

National Science Week 2000 - children making bridges from canes and elastic bandsBoat with school party on board in front of Islington Tunnel portalA child makes a model bridge from basic materials on a table

BSW March 2018
Cool Science

We have no specific Science Week activities this year but two of our ice activities fit in with the theme of "Exploration and Discovery".


There is space for a maximum of 60 pupils and at least 8 adults each day (usually 2 school classes)


From 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (approximately).


London Canal Museum, N1 9RT Travel Information. Location Map

Dates 2018


£5.00 per child. Accompanying adults are free up to a ratio of 1:4. Price includes:

How to book

Contact Cathy Simpson, Education Officer at London Canal Museum, by e-mail to

If calling the museum's main enquiry number please note that staff will pass on a message to the Education Officer.

Places will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The timetable and further details will be sent with your booking confirmation.

British Science Week Logo 2018

Sandford Award Winners' Logo

We are proud to hold the Sandford Award for excellence in museum education, from the Heritage Education Trust.

Canal scene illustration