"Number One London": a Regency masterpiece, a political seat, a metropolitan mansion, a treasure trove of artwork and artefacts, a home. Apsley House is a central London landmark boasting diverse learning opportunities.

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curriculum links

The education offer at 'Number One London' covers multiple subjects, including: 

  • KS3: Ideas, political power, industry and Empire: Britain 1745-1901
  • KS1-3: A local history study
  • KS1: Significant historical events, people and places in your own locality. The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • KS2: The achievements of the earliest civilisations – Ancient Egypt
  • Plus KS1-2 Language & Literacy, KS1-4: Art & Design, KS2-3 Design & Technology, KS3 Citizenship
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free school visits

The home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, Apsley House offers a unique learning experience for school groups. The house and its stunning interiors provides a unique insight into Regency aristocratic life in London, whilst the artwork and artefacts reveal the clash of Empires which helped define modern Europe at the Battle of Waterloo.

New for 2018: take your class on an interactive self-led tour of Apsley House, using our free Activity Trail resource. Pupils can get hands-on in each room with a bag of replica objects linking to the activities, all provided in a bespoke Wellington boot-shaped bag. Download the Activity Trail below and book the free object bag to discover the story of Apsley House.


People in period costume at Apsley House

Facilities for Learning Groups

  • A dedicated education room offers bag storage for your visit.
  • Free object bags and clipboards can be booked for use with the Activity Trail resource.
  • There is no parking on site but there are excellent transport links nearby, including Hyde Park Corner Underground and several bus stops.
  • There is an on site gift shop.
  • Male and female toilets are available in the house. Please note, the house does not have disabled toilets.

teaching resources

Apsley Hazard Information Sheet

Apsley Hazard Information Sheet


Apsley House Activity Trail (KS2)

Apsley House Activity Trail (KS2)


Open from April until November school groups.

Please contact the Education Bookings Team on 0370 333 0606 for available school visit dates.

Learn With Us

Learn more about the history of Apsley House to enhance your school visit experience.

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