Liverpool's Top Attractions for school trips

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Top Attractions in Liverpool for school trips                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Request a Quotation

From famous Landmarks, Museums to Experiences, Liverpool has much to offer your students, whether your planning an educational school trip or a curriculum focused History, Geography, Art or cross-curricular tour.

  • Landmarks & Points of Interest

Albert Dock

Liverpool ONE

Royal Liver Building

Palm House - Sefton Park

Sefton Park

Speke Hall - Liverpool

Lime Street Station

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

  • Museums

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Take a visit to the Merseyside Maritime Museum & explore the history of Liverpool's Port. Highlights include maritime paintings, ship models & colourful posters from the golden age of liners and there is also some full sized vessels. The Museum houses the International Slavery Museum as well as the Border Force's national museum: Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered is situated in the basement of the museum.

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool is dedicated to the history of a regional city, revealing Liverpool’s unique participation to the world including the Beatles & Football.

World Museum

Situated over five floors, there is plenty to discover at the World Museum: the aquarium and the Treasure House Theatre; the natural world in the Natural History Centre and Bug House; the human world in the World Cultures gallery and Weston Discovery Centre; the earth with dinosaurs and animals from around the world; and space and time through scientific instruments and the Planetarium.

The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that sends you on an exciting journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles.

Western Approaches Museum

The Western Approaches Museum situated in the center of Liverpool was the underground command center for the Navy, Air Force and Marines tracking convoy shipping & Atlantic enemy submarine during the 2nd World War.

British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is the national museum dedicated to the history of the most popular music in the UK. With revolutionary effects and famous memorabilia shows how pop, rock, dance & other types of music  were formed and have impacted on the last seventy years of British culture.

  • Experiences

Spaceport

Spaceport, an education attraction, with direct links to the science/astronomy curriculum, for students aged 11-14 (Key Stage 3). For Key Stage 1 & 2 The Solar System is covered. As part of the visit to Spaceport, students can become virtual space explorers in the 360 degree Space Dome Show, where the latest show Astronaut is now showing. Your students will learn how an astronaut is trained and the dangers they face in space. 

U Boat Story

U-boat story provides students of all ages access to a fascinating story of living history, enhancing your students understanding & knowledge of a host of topics including World War II history and the Battle of the Atlantic. Can be used to enrich other areas of the curriculum from Maths, Science, Design and Technology.

Anfield Stadium Tour

A trip to Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club, is an interesting and educational experience for students of all ages.

Mersey Ferry trips

Mersey Ferry trips offer fun and interactive learning for students with informative commentary on board too full of historic facts and stories offering your students a fascinating yet informal way to learn more about Liverpool, the river Mersey and the Wirral.

  • Art Venues

Tate Liverpool

Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.Tate welcomes school groups where there are free Learning resources or gallery talks can be booked in advance.

The Walker Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery provides a wide range of activities, sessions and resources for student groups. Learning sessions normally link to the national curriculum through the displays & collections. Topics include the Tudors, Greek myths,portraits and landscapes, as well as independent study and sketching.

  • Religious Sites

Liverpool Cathedral

Finished in 1978, Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Anglican cathedral in Europe. Engage students with a visit to the cathedral to experience the unique atmosphere or book a themed tour, workshop or trail.

Metropolitan Church

The Cathedral has a compelling history that dates back over a century and a half. On a visit Teachers may wish to prepare a short reflection and lead their pupils in an act of worship or witness a regular service taking place.

Princes Road Synagogue

Built in 1874, Princes Road synagogue is situated at Toxteth, Liverpool & is home to Liverpool's Old Hebrew Congregation. Pre-booked tours can be arranged for visits Monday-Thursday.

 

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  • Statement from ABTA & STF

     

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    We are dedicated to bringing you the latest news and updates regarding travel. 

    Please find below a joint statement from the STF and ABTA as of March 13th 2020. Our current understanding of the situation regarding school trips is as follows:

    • The government has advised schools that they should not undertake international school trips at this stage. This is due to concerns that the schools would face significant challenges in making arrangements to ensure children’s welfare should adult supervisors or children be required to self-isolate. Schools will decide how to act upon this advice. If schools do cancel their trips, normal cancellation terms will apply.
    • Schools should contact either their own general insurers or the Department for Education as they may have some financial cover in place for this scenario. This is one of the areas we are seeking clarity on urgently, so we will update again as soon as we have more info.
    • The Government is not advising schools to stop trips within the UK so schools can proceed as planned if they wish. The Government is advising schools to refresh their risk assessments.Customers wanting to cancel must do so at their own cost, normal cancellation charges apply.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance-for-the-education-sector

    Written on Friday, 13 March 2020 15:35
  • Brexit FAQ's

    Last edited 30.01.2020

     

    We now know that the UK will leave the EU at 23h00 (GMT) on 31 January 2020. Following Brexit we will enter a transition period which will run, at least, until the end of December 2020. During the transition period everything will remain the same and you can continue to travel as you do now.

    We will continue to monitor the information provided by travel industry experts, organisations like ABTA and the UK Government and pick out what we believe is relevant for you.

     

    Common questions about travel after 31 January 2020

     

    Will flights still operate?

    Yes. During the transition period, everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020 and flights will continue as normal. 

     

    Will my coach journey still operate?

    Coaches will still be able to travel to, from and around EU countries as usual. 

     

    Will trains from the UK to the EU still operate?

    Trains from the UK to the EU will continue to operate as usual. 

     

    Will we have to show our passports at each border?

    We do advise you keep passports handy when travelling throughout Europe, as you may be required to prove your right to travel at border crossings or security checkpoints.

    You can always check on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out more about visa restrictions for your destination.

     

    Will I need a new passport?

    Valid passports can still be used. You do not need to have six months left on your passport to travel to the EU. Your passport does however need to be valid for the whole of your trip. 

    If you are looking to travel to Europe from 1 January 2021, you will need your passport to both:

    • have at least 6 months left
    • be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

    If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    If you would like to know more take a look at the latest Government advice.

     

    Will I still be able to use a collective passport?

    Whilst the position as to the validity of collective passports for travel to the EU has not changed, if you are able to arrange for each traveller to have an individual passport which has the requisite validity, this may help to forestall any issues which might arise.

     

    Will I need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?

    No. UK travellers will not need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. 

     

    European Health Insurance Card and travel insurance

    The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. UK registered EHICs will still be valid throughout 2020.

    ABTA has always advised when travelling to the EU and beyond, that it is important you take out travel insurance. Our tour price includes comprehensive travel insurance as standard. So, unless you advise us that your school or college has its own travel insurance and you wish to decline our insurance, you will automatically have insurance cover with us.

    For more information on our insurance go to:

    Galina Insurance Policy

    Further advice on travel insurance can be found at https://www.abta.com/travelinsurance

     

    Will my tour price change?

    If you have an existing booking with Next Generation Travel group brand:

    We have placed forward contracts for foreign currency so fluctuations in the exchange rate are highly unlikely to affect the price of your tour.

    Please note however that, if there is a change in legislation that will affect your overall tour price and which is out of our control, eg visa costs, surcharges, this cost would be passed on to you.

    As is always our policy at Next Generation Travel we will do our best to do the right thing to work with you to ensure your trip would continue.

     

    If you have not yet booked your tour:

    Due to our forward buying policy for foreign currency, we will work with you to ensure there is no or a low impact on pricing. The travel industry is reporting that the sensible advice is to book now to secure your booking on current currency rates.

     

    What is the law on price changes?

    If there are increases in transportation costs, taxes or fees chargeable for services post Brexit, the law says that package holiday providers, like Next Generation Travel, are permitted to increase their prices. However, we are pleased to confirm that there would be no change within 20 days of your departure and we would cover the first 2% of any price increase. In the unlikely circumstances that prices were to increase by more than 2% you may be asked to pay an additional fee however where the price increase is 10% or higher, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges.

     

    Will overall prices go up in the future?

    Tour prices in the future will always be open to normal market and economic fluctuations such as currency and service prices. Our foreign currency forward buying policy means we always look to protect customers from the impact of currency fluctuationsHowever, overall tour prices may in the future be affected by changes in legislation such as visa costs, surcharges etc. or increased cost in services such as flights or ferry crossings.

    At Next Generation Travel our experienced staff will always provide you with a tour price which is based either on the actual current rates for your service or estimated rates which are based on our extensive knowledge of the travel and industry. We will always communicate any price changes as they are given to us and have an open and honest pricing policy, which will ensure you should have no surprises later on.

    Data roaming

    Under EU rules, the cost of making calls, sending messages or using the internet on your phone in the EU is the same in the UK and this will continue after 31 January 2020. 

     

     
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