A school girl using an English Heritage activity pack

Teaching and Learning Resources

We want to make sure that you feel confident to step straight into England’s story when visiting one of our historic places. That’s why we’re continually developing a range of relevant and engaging resources to support school groups before, during and after their visit.

Take the hassle out of planning and enhance your group's learning experience, both inside and outside the classroom, with our range of educational resources

The Normans

1066 was year that changed the course of English history forever. The 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings presents a wonderful opportunity to delve deeper into the Norman story with your students. With Edward the Confessor, the Norman Conquest and post-conquest England featuring heavily on the National Curriculum, many of our historic places and resources can help to breathe life into these topics.  We’ve developed a range of exciting resources to help you to explore the Normans with your class, whether during a site visit, in the classroom or online.

Learn about The Normans
Children enjoying one of the story boxes available at Beeston Castle

Teachers' Kits

Our Teachers' Kits are free educational tools packed with everything you need to give your class a deep insight into the place you are visiting. Featuring historical information, suggestions for activities, and high-quality images, a Teachers' Kit is a comprehensive planning toolkit for group leaders.

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School Visits

To truly understand history, students need to stand in the places where it was made. That's why we're dedicated to bringing history to life through authentic, engaging and enriching learning experiences for as many school-age children as possible. Enjoy a free self-led visit to any of our 400+ properties, or book one of our popular expert-led Discovery Visits tailored to deliver across the curriculum. 

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