Thames Explorer may not be able to respond to you immediately. The best way to contact us is either by email or by leaving a voice message, which is automatically emailed to us when we are not in the office.

What we can do for you

School Visits and Field Trips:

  • We run an exciting programme of curriculum-linked activities for schools and other education groups, using the river as an outdoor classroom. We offer a fantastic range of activities at venues along the tidal Thames from Kew to Greenwich.

Foreshore Exploration for Adults and Families:

  • We run events for adults and families wanting to discover the archaeology or the ecology of the river with an expert guide.


  • We offer in-service training ‘away days’ for primary and secondary schools which include classroom based and river-related outdoor learning activities to inspire your staff.

Help ensure a better future for the river through education by making a donation…


Corona virus measures

Sorry to report we have limited access to the office at the moment. If you need to contact us please email or leave a voice message which will be automatically forwarded to us.

Schools – We are waiting to see how things develop but any trips booked in April and May will not be taking place. If you have already paid for a trip, asking for a credit note would greatly help ease the strain on Thames Explorer. If you require a refund please email us and we will look into it at the first available opportunity. We will need to confirm your bank details before refunding via a telephone call to the schools accounts department.

Footsteps of Mudlarks – please see the Footsteps of Mudlarks page for the latest information

Getting cut off by the tide

Help to avoid children touching hands on faces

Thames Explorer – Tidal Quiz.

Test your pupils knowledge here!

Where we work and who we work with

The Thames Explorer Trust’s office is on the riverside in Chiswick, West London.

Our activities and events are offered at key sites of interest along the tidal Thames:  The London Museum of Water and Steam in Kew; The National Archives in Kew; Chiswick Pier; Fulham Palace; Museum of London and the Millennium Bridge; Museum of London Docklands; Greenwich and Rotherhithe.

See locations on the map opposite.