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…

Latest videos

Getting cut off by the tide

Help to avoid children touching hands on faces

Latest News

Re-united at last!
Thames Explorer staff (pictured above) at their first training day since Covid! Thanks to great hosts at HQS Wellington and Tideway’s super sewer site at Blackfriars, the day was an opportunity to spend time on Health & Safety updates, new school programmes for 2022 as well as reuniting our terrific team – all made possible though funding from the Culture Recovery Fund.

A huge thank you to the following funders:

£64,400 granted

£40,300 granted

£9,200 granted


£4,694 granted

£333 granted

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.