School Visits

School visits at English Heritage properties

School Visits

Bring your teaching to life and inspire your students at our 400 sites across England. Your students can explore and discover the places where history happened at our prehistoric sites, castles, abbeys and country houses including Stonehenge, Hadrians Wall and Battle Abbey just to name a few. Come and visit us for free on a self-led visit, or enhance your day and let our experts lead a hands-on Discovery Visit for you.

Expert-Led Discovery Visit

Expert-Led Visits

Our award winning Expert-Led Discovery Visits are interactive, hands-on and immersive. Best of all, we lead them for you. At just £100 per class per session at selected sites, these visits have been specifically designed to meet the needs of different groups across the key stages. 

Please book your visit at least 14 days in advance and make sure you check our Terms and Conditions before your visit.

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Children on a free self-led visit

Free self-led visits

Lead your own visit, in your own way for free! We offer free entry to pre-booked schools and other learning groups at any of the historic places in our care. Find out if you're eligible for a free visit by checking our Terms and Conditions. Search over 400 places across the country and get in touch with our booking team who can advise you on suitable times to bring a learning group and what to expect from a free visit.

Please book your visit at least 7 days in advance.

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Children enjoying one of the story boxes available at Beeston Castle

Site Visit Resources

We have many resources specific to our sites, designed to make your visit easy to plan and run smoothly on the day.

Teaching resources

Teaching resources

Our range of teaching resources, have been designed to meet the needs of the curriculum, linking what you learn at a property with pre- and post- visit classroom activities. We’re continually developing a range of relevant and engaging resources to support learning groups before, during and after their visit.

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Learn with Us Step Outside the Classroom and Learn in London

Being able to take your learning into different environments really starts to bring their education to life, in places where history really happened.

Being able to take your learning into different environments really starts to bring their education to life, in places where history really happened.

Learn with Us Hands-on Education at Housesteads Roman Fort

It's one of the best school trips that we do. We can't wait to come back again.

It's one of the best school trips that we do. We can't wait to come back again.

Learn with Us A Kids Fairytale Takeover of Dover Castle

Join Warden House Primary School on a visit to Dover Castle.

Join Warden House Primary School on a visit to Dover Castle.

Step Outside the Classroom and Learn in London
Hands-on Education at Housesteads Roman Fort
A Kids Fairytale Takeover of Dover Castle
Norman reenactors walking towards a sword 

Schools and 1066

It's the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and we've created a range of exciting new teaching resources for you to use at our Norman sites or in the classroom.

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