SCHOOLS

BODY WORLDS London is the perfect place for your school trip. Our plastinates and thought-provoking interactives will educate and challenge pupils, making it possible for the entire class to study the inner workings of the human body into great detail – up to the smallest hair vein! An unforgettable field trip your pupils will be talking about for years to come.

HEALTH EDUCATION

The mission of BODY WORLDS is Health Education, by challenging pupils through engaging and life-changing experiences in science and technology.

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FREE TEACHERS PASS

We welcome teachers to visit BODY WORLDS London ahead of their school trip, to familiarise themselves with the exhibition and learning resources available. With the Teachers Pass, entrance to the exhibition and special teacher events are always free of charge. Teachers, please collect your pass from the Box Office upon your first visit, this will then be valid for 12 months from that visit date.

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EDUCATION ASPECTS

BODY WORLDS London is an educational museum that exhibits preserved human bodies through the process of plastination. It educates about the inner workings of the human body and shows the effects that daily lifestyle choices have on our health. It stimulates curiosity about the anatomy and physiology. There are over 200 exhibits spread over 6 galleries for your pupils to enjoy, that are split into:

  • Locomotive System
  • Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Reproductive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System

EDUCATION PACKS

BODY WORLDS London offers comprehensive education packs to guide pupils and teachers during their visit, catering for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All are linked to the National Curriculum.

Activities are varied and carefully considered so as to avoid onerous writing (multiple choice answers, true or false quizzes, labelling diagrams etc.), making them easy to complete on the day and allowing pupils time to gaze at the awe-inspiring exhibition, whilst still encouraging them to think about and discuss the topics needed. A detailed answer pack, complete with clear curriculum links for easy planning, is provided so that any subject teacher or parent helper can assist if support is needed during the visit. With lots of activities to pick and choose from, some pages could be completed on return to the classroom or put aside for revision purposes at a later date. Each pack link this fascinating exhibition with your teaching requirements so that you can just turn up and enjoy.

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PLANNING YOUR VISIT

All school group visits must be pre-booked. Please complete this online form and book online. For any further information on our teaching resources or helping you to plan your visit please contact our schools guest department: schools@bodyworlds.co.uk 

London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA. Nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus, exit 4/ Shaftesbury Avenue exit. 

Schools in the Greater London Area can apply for free public transport when making visits to museums within the GLA area. For more information and to apply online visit www.transportforlondon.gov.uk/schoolparty

On-site parking isn’t available. The nearest car park is NCP on Brewer Street (height restriction 1.7m). The nearest coach park is Horeseferry Road (SW1P) available Monday - Friday. For further information please visit www.westminster.gov.uk

There is an on-site designated schools’ area where we welcome your school group to eat pack lunches. This area can host up to 40 pupils at one given time. There is not an on-site café, however BODY WORLDS London is in the heart of the city so should you wish to eat locally there is a huge array of restaurants surrounding the venue.

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Prices for home educators are the same as primary and secondary schools, however this does not include the free teacher ratios. To be entitled to this rate, you will need to bring a Local Education Authority de-schooling letter, or equivalent qualification, issued by your council. If you do not have this yet your home education group is larger than 10 people, please visit our group discounts page.

As a physician, I had hoped to heal one patient at a time, but with BODY WORLDS, I have been able to teach preventive medicine to millions.
– Dr Angelina Whalley, Director of Institute for Plastination and Curator

and Creative Director of BODY WORLDS