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What instruments did explorers take on board ship before they travelled the world? What role did navigational instruments play in the development of the British Empire? These are the questions students will explore as they look at a range of navigational instruments and globes displayed in the Museum. Through these objects, students will also get a better understanding of latitude and longitude, how different navigational instruments work and how maps and globes are made.

Duration: 90m minutes

Session Format: 30 minute taught session + 30 minute worksheet + 30 minute handing session 

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.

Find out more on the Whipple Museum website.