Follow in the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons and learn more about monastic life, explore this fascinating site and discover how this once magnificent priory was victim to a brutal Viking attack.

Lindisfarne display
Rainbow Arch

curriculum links

A visit to Lindisfarne Priory offers curriculum links across three key stages:

  • KS1-3: Local History Project
  • KS2: Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • KS2: The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
  • KS3: The development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509
 Lindisfarne Gospels on display

free school visits

We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. By booking a free education visit you can lead your own visit in your own way. We also have plenty of online resources to help you support and follow up your learning plan.


Children with Viking oars and shields

Facilities for Learning Groups

  • A free site visit to help you plan your school trip
  • 20% discount on the official English Heritage site guidebook.
  • Pay and Display car park located approximately five minutes walk from the site.
  • Museum - The museum explores the story of St Cuthbert and the 1300 year history of Lindisfarne Priory. The collection includes the Viking Raiders stone, depicting the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793.
  • Students are welcome to bring packed lunches and picnic on the grass, staff will do their best to accommodate your students in the case of bad weather.

teaching resources

Opening Times:

  • February to March - Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm
  • 30th March 2015 Onwards - Please check back nearer the time

Learn With Us

Learn more about the history of Lindisfarne Priory to enhance your school visit experience.

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