Education at Stonehenge

A school visit to Stonehenge is a unique experience and we offer both free self-led visits as well as visits led by our experts.

The most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles, Stonehenge is an internationally renowned World Heritage Site and one of the richest archaeological landscapes in Europe.

An image showing a class on a Discovery Visit at Stonehenge

Ways to Learn at Stonehenge


Free Self-led Visits

We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. Book a free education visit and lead your own visit in your own way. We have plenty of online resources available to download and use in the classroom before, during and after your visit - see our resources section below.

You can now explore Stonehenge in a completely different way than ever before with our brand new visitor centre and we're now taking bookings for you and your class to take a new look at Stonehenge. To book give our bookings team a call on 0870 333 0606.

Expert-led Discovery Visits

Let us help you inspire your students with our hands-on Discovery Visits, led by one of our experts and great value for up to 30 students. There are two Discovery Visits to choose from:

Facilities for Learning Groups


  • Explorer backpacks full of hands-on activities for discovering the wider landscape are free and can be booked in advance of your visit.
  • Our education room is available for either a morning or afternoon slot. This space has its own toilet facilities, bag storage and an interactive whiteboard, please note this room is mainly used for our expect-led sessions.
  • Plenty of space for picnics.
  • Packed lunches are available to order in advance at £3.95 per child with a free staff lunch with every 10 packed lunches ordered. Please contact the Bookings Team for more information.
  • Free coach parking.

Opening Times for Learning Groups


Open all year with the exception of 24-25 December. Booking for learning groups is essential.

Online Resources for Learning Groups


 Resources on the Web:

Resources Available to Download:

  • Stonehenge - Hazard Information Sheet Stonehenge - Hazard Information Sheet
    Publication Date: 28 Apr 2014
    Hazard information sheet to support teachers in writing their own risk assessments before visiting our properties.
  • Stonehenge Education Activities Stonehenge Education Activities
    Publication Date: 01 Jul 2009
    Educational activities for teachers to print and use in the classroom.
  • Stonehenge: Set in Stone Exhibition - Adult Leader Guide Stonehenge: Set in Stone Exhibition - Adult Leader Guide
    Publication Date: 14 May 2014
    This Adult Leader Guide is designed to help both teachers and other adult helpers assist their students in making the most of their visit to the Set in Stone Exhibition at Stonehenge.
  • Stonehenge Teacher's Kit Stonehenge Teacher's Kit
    Publication Date: 08 Jan 2014
    This Teacher's Kit consists of a range of teaching resources, including site history, teaching activities, lesson plans, site photos, reconstruction drawings, details of how to visit and other supporting information.
  • Avebury Teacher's Kit Avebury Teacher's Kit
    Publication Date: 22 Oct 2010
    Avebury Teachers Kit consists of photocopiable teaching resource: history, site plan map; tour, teaching approaches, site photos, details of how to visit and support resource information.

Resources Available to Download for Overseas Learning Groups:

  • Stonehenge Education Resources - French Stonehenge Education Resources - French
    Publication Date: 08 Apr 2011
    Stonehenge Teachers Kit, FAQ, Myths and Legends, and Tour for Education Groups, translated in French. Consists of photocopiable teaching resource: history, site plan map; tour, teaching approaches, site photos, details of how to visit and support resource information.
  • Stonehenge glossary Stonehenge glossary
    Publication Date: 16 Aug 2011
    Glossary of words used to describe features and artefacts to be found at Stonehenge.
  • Stonehenge activity sheet Stonehenge activity sheet
    Publication Date: 16 Aug 2011
    Activity sheet containing quiz and facts and figures about Stonehenge.

Multimedia for Learning Groups


Enquiries and Booking


Please book at least 7 days in advance for a self-led free education visit.

Address

Nr Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE

Enquiries

Educational Bookings Team
t: 0870 333 0606
e: bookeducation@english-heritage.org.uk

Booking

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