Discovery Visits at Dover Castle

Bring Dover Castle to life and let our experts lead your pupils on a hands-on Discovery Visit. Choose from two sessions that have been developed especially to provide fun and inspiring education activities. 

Hands-on Discovery Visits at Dover Castle

Expert-Led Visits

Knights, Feasts & Garderobes

Knights, Feasts & Garderobes

Drama, History, Literacy, Story telling
KS1, KS2, KS3

What was life like for the lords and ladies who lived at the Castle and for those who served them?  Find out on an interactive tour of the Great Tower at Dover Castle including lessons on courtly language and behaviour, role play, object handling and music. For younger students, the session can be shortened and incorporate storytelling instead of the tour.

  • Available Tuesdays (April - October) by arrangement
  • Session lasts for 1 hour
  • £100 per session
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Secret Codes And Ciphers

Secret Codes And Ciphers

History, Maths
KS2, KS3

The castle played an important role in WWII, in the planning of ‘Operation Dynamo’, the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 and also became a top secret HQ.  Find out more about the work carried out inside the Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle by breaking codes and helping to complete a secret mission.

  • Available Thursdays (April - October) and Mondays (November & March) by arrangement
  • Session lasts for 1 hour
  • £100 per session
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See for yourself Secret Codes and Ciphers Discovery Visit

Being in a room that's so full of atmosphere and handling the items that would have been there really brings learning to life

Being in a room that's so full of atmosphere and handling the items that would have been there really brings learning to life

See for yourself Knights, Feasts and Garderobes Discovery Visit

The main thing that we've got out of today is that history comes alive

The main thing that we've got out of today is that history comes alive

Bringing history to life Secret Codes and Ciphers Discovery Visit
Find out what life was like for the lords and ladies that lived at Dover Castle Knights, Feasts and Garderobes Discovery Visit

Planning Your Visit

Planning your visit couldn’t be easier with the help of our resources. However if you need more details or have specific questions about your trip or our Free Self-Led or Expert Led visits, please get in touch with our Education Booking Team on 0370 333 0606


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