Swan Upping Project

The River & Rowing Museum’s Swan Upping project originated from David Barber, The Queen’s Swan Marker, who wanted to celebrate Swan Upping in the Diamond Jubilee year with a workshop and family day. With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Worshipful Company of Vintners and The Worshipful Company of Dyers, the idea evolved into a set of learning materials to celebrate the traditions and environmental practice of Swan Upping.


Teaching Resources

The Teachers’ Pack includes background information, cross-curricular links, lesson ideas and activity sheets.

Video Gallery

Introduction to Swan Upping and themed footage to support work across the curriculum.

Image Gallery

Images for use in the classroom.


Highlights from the Museums Swan Upping project.