Young People at Royal Museums Greenwich

We run a number of events, activities and projects for young people and youth groups throughout the year. Find out how you can get involved.

National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House

Take part in our intensive young volunteer projects and work experience placements.

Get creative and come along to our weekly Saturday Club for 12-15 year olds.

Join a diverse team of young people aged 16-24 working to produce and deliver creative festivals, events, talks and drop in workshops on behalf of the museum.

Royal Observatory

  • Think Space Lectures

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear astrophysicists talk about the latest research in the fields of astronomy, physics, planetary geology and space exploration.

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  • Young Advisors Group

Get involved with the work of the Royal Observatory, take part in projects, and network with other young people

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Youth volunteering and work experience

As part of our youth programme we run short-term volunteering and work experience placements for young people aged 15-18. Priority will be given to young people who live or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Young Volunteer Projects

We run 1-week and 2-week Young Volunteer Projects at three times throughout the year during school holidays: October, February and August. To take part you must be aged 15-18 and live or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Our next Young Volunteer Project will take place 30th July – August 10th 2018. For more details please email

Work Experience

We provide a special 1-week work experience programme for school students from the Royal Borough of Greenwich throughout the year. Students spend time working across a variety of departments to gain a broad insight to different types of careers in the arts and heritage sector. For more information contact     

If you are not a school student from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, you can find out about other work experience opportunities here.

Saturday Art & Design Club

Learning Space, National Maritime Museum

Saturdays 10:00-13:00

Starting Saturday 22 September 2018

Art & Design Club is part of the National Saturday Club network and is our weekly creative drop-in for young people aged 13-15.  

What does it involve?

Each week you will explore a range of creative skills from painting to sculpture, photography to textiles. You will produce your own work that will feature in a public exhibition during the summer and complete a Bronze Arts Award.

Do I need to bring anything?

No. All materials will be provided. You’re welcome to come along by yourself or bring some friends.

Does it take place every Saturday?

No. The club takes place during the first 2 terms of the school year.

Term 1

Every Saturday from 22th September to 13th October

Every Saturday from 3th November to 15th December

Term 2

Every Saturday from 12th January to 9th February

Every Saturday from 2nd March to 30th March

Term 3

Summer Show TBC

Do I need to attend every session?

No. Just come along on the Saturdays that suit you. To get the most out of each session, it is important to come on time and regularly.

Do I need to book and how much does it cost?

All sessions are FREE and there is no need to book.

For more information contact

Youth Collective

Learning Space, National Maritime Museum

Saturdays: 12pm-3pm

Join a diverse team of young people aged 16-24 at the National Maritime Museum working to produce and deliver creative festivals, events, talks and drop in workshops on behalf of the museum. The first event will be a youth take-over of the Queen’s House in July.

Joining the Youth Collective at the National Maritime Museum will offer you the chance to:

  • Work alongside a range of different artists, curators, practitioners and cultural leaders
  • Create and plan innovative projects, events and career-driven workshops. 
  • Add invaluable skills to your CV
  • Be part of a creative group of young people working towards making positive creative changes in our communities
  • Get connected to a network of opportunities for working in the cultural sector
  • Gain a platform to launch your ideas


No experience is required. We want 16-24 year olds who are interested in gaining creative skills to improve opportunities for young people in the museum sector.

How do I get involved?

The Youth Collective meets one Saturday a month at the National Maritime Museum. For more information on how to get involved email