Amy Johnson Experience at Streetlife Museum

Discover the life and loves of Hull's famous daughter, Amy Johnson, using original artefacts and source material.

Location

Streetlife Museum
High Street
Hull
HU1 1PS

Key stages

KS1
KS2

Cross-curricular links

History, Geography, Spoken Language, Reading

Session length

2 hours

Standard / non-member rates

For groups of 15 or more children
2-hour experience – £7.38 per child

For groups of fewer than 15 children
2-hour experience – £110.70 per group

Magical Museums member rates

For groups of 15 or more children
2-hour experience – £4.16 per child*

For groups of fewer than 15 children
2-hour experience – £62.40 per group

*If available, your member school's free hours will be used first.

Please note: SEND groups are charged at our Standard per-child rate plus a £10 administration cost.

What to expect from your Experience Day

Learn who Amy Johnson was and why she became famous through a series of interactive challenges. Discover how Amy prepared for her famous flight to Australia, what her record-breaking attempt was like and what dangers she faced along the way.

The led session includes:

  • Introduction to the site and setting the scene about the session.
  • Object handling linked to aspects of Amy's early life.
  • Meet Amy (character-led aspect) and discover how she prepared for her famous flight to Australia by helping to pack her emergency kit.
  • Learn about her experiences of flying to Australia using original source material.
  • Plenary and evaluation.

Group size

We can accommodate up to two groups from your school per available date – with a maximum of 35 pupils per group. If you’d like to bring more than two groups (70 pupils), please book additional days.

Timings

We deliver sessions from 10am–12pm for the first group, and 12.30–2.30pm for the second group. If you’re bringing two groups to/from the museum at the same time, we strongly recommend you book in self-directed time (you can find out more about this below).

Make a full day of your visit

When making your booking through Eventbrite, you’ll be asked if you want to book a space for lunch and self-directed time.

Self-directed time is essentially a booking to explore the museum in a large group. You need to book it in so we know we can accommodate your class alongside other visitors. It does not include any activities led by museum staff – so please plan your time accordingly.

Pre-visit info

To make the most of your visit, make sure you download and read the following documents. These include detailed information on what to expect from the day. For example: timings, locations, T&Cs and risk assessment.

Schools Visit Pack (PDF, 316kb)
Amy Johnson Experience Day Information (PDF, 239kb)

A link for these will also be included on your confirmation email and ticket.

Book the Amy Johnson Experience Day for your school

We are currently using Eventbrite for bookings while we move over to a new system. Any reference to FREE on the Eventbrite system relates only to not being charged at the point of booking. These sessions are NOT free – all schools will be invoiced following your visit based on the booking details you provide. Prices are listed above.

Autumn Term 2023

Spring Term 2024

Booking is now open for all schools to book our Amy Johnson Experience during the Spring Term. 

Summer Term 2024

Priority booking will open to Magical Museums member schools during Spring 1 Term 2024. Bookings for everyone else will open during Spring 2 Term. Keep checking back to book. 

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel or change your booking, you can do this by logging into the Eventbrite account you used to make your booking.

Our cancellation policy states: If you accept this visit but are unable to attend, please cancel your visit via Eventbrite by logging into your account and cancelling your booked ticket. We ask that where possible, you do this within 7 working days of the visit to free up the slot for another school. 

Please note: if you cancel your visit with less than 24 hours’ notice of the booked slot, we may charge you for any administration costs incurred.