School Visits

School Visits

We're here to support you and your class this term with a unique and memorable school trip. From the Stone Age to the Cold War, discover any of our 400 properties and let your students stand at the places where history happened.

We're still working hard to keep everyone safe. We'll be carrying out extra cleaning, using screens, our staff and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings, and we will make hand sanitiser available for everyone to use. You don’t have to wear a face covering when you visit but we do encourage you and your group to bring them with you.

Please don't visit if you or any of your group have symptoms of Covid-19, have tested positive or if you've been asked to self-isolate. We'll always follow the latest government guidance, and if anything changes we'll update this page to let you know our plans.

Please book your visit online at least 14 days in advance and make sure you check our schools pages and what to expect page before you visit.

Free self-led Visits

Lead your visit in your own way for free. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools and other learning groups at any of the 400+ historic places in our care.

Use our free downloadable resources to help support your planning and remember to check our what to expect page and T&Cs to make sure you have everything you need ahead of your trip.

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Expert-Led Discovery Visits

Our award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits workshops for KS1-4 are available at selected sites for just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play, dress up and become history detectives.

These sessions are curriculum-aligned and have been designed to inspire and support your learning in and out of the classroom.

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Inspiring School Trip Ideas

Step outside of the classroom and into the places where history really happened, on a visit to one of our historical sites. 

Our experts have pulled together their top ideas for memorable learning experiences for your students in these mini collections of historical sites, which are perfect for studying a range of topics across the key stages.

Teaching Resources

Browse our wide range of learning resources and materials. Our resources have been designed to meet the needs of the curriculum, and are ideal for supporting learning in the classroom and at our sites.  You can find our top resources curated by theme, and see a full list of all available resources. 

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Teaching history

History is an incredibly valuable subject to learn. It builds enquiry skills, fuels the imagination and helps children feel a sense of self in a wider context. 

But with thousands of years to cover, it can be hard to know where to start. We have gathered together advice, hints and tips from teachers, education experts and historians to support your teaching of the past.


Teaching history

Book A School Visit

  • Book online

    Make an enquiry or amend your existing education visit booking using our online form and booking portal. Please note, your visit request is only confirmed once you receive a booking confirmaton email.

  • By Email

    Email us

  • By Phone

    Bookings are best made online, but if you'd prefer to speak to a member of the team, please call 0370 333 0606

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