Classroom Afloat - The MV Balmoral



The MV Balmoral Classroom Afloat

  • Learning for all ages
  • Cultural, maritime and industrial heritage
  • Community engagment
  • Intergenerational
  • Unique location
  • Use our learning programmes or talk to us to plan your own programme


Stage One

Pick an existing learning programme or contact us to design a project to meet your needs. 

Existing projects -

Cranes - Operate the Stothert and Pitt, electric cargo cranes standing above the Balmoral and build your own robotic arm onboard 

Build the Balmoral -Ship Building - All ages . Explore the ship and build your own half model of the Balmoral and other iconic Bristol Vessels 

Shipping 2050 - For ages 13 and over. Explore issues for global shipping. Design and make solutions.

Puppetry - Build and perform life size puppets

Activities in the pipeline -

STEM Club - Saturday morning activities with technology and scienceworking with partners Digi Local

Painting and drawing - Unrivaled location for landscape and maritime painting

Stage Two

Complete booking arrangements, including catering options and then turn up for a memorable day



What can you gain from the use of the Classroom Afloat 

Safe working environment in unique locations

Projects designed to suit you 

Multiple adapdable spaces and breakout rooms


Friendly knowledgable staff