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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 News

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to generous grants, we are developing a series of revised school programmes which can  be delivered under Covid restrictions. A huge thank you to the following funders:

£64,400 granted

£40,300 granted

£9,200 granted


£4,694 granted

£333 granted

We are now able to accept bookings from schools. School visits and trips on offer in the Spring Term will include outdoor only sessions on the river foreshore and outreach visits to your school. We are also developing ‘live’ online sessions to be delivered to your classroom via Zoom. Please email: or ring 020 8742 0057 if you would like more information.

In the Footsteps of Mudlarks events are temporarily postponed, until the lifting of Covid-related restrictions – please see the Exploring section of our website for latest information on these.

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.