Once a mighty Iron Age hill fort, Old Sarum is a unique location that people from Prehistory to the Middle Ages have invaded and settled and where Salisbury's first cathedral once stood.
We had a great day, thanks very much. Staff were very friendly and well organised!
- KS 1, 2 &3: Local history study
- KS1: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality; identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different time periods
- KS2: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age; Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for England to Edward the Confessor; how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality; study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066
- KS3: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509; challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day
- KS4: Current GCSE frameworks and study of the historic environment
free school visits
Find out about the people who lived and worked at Old Sarum using our on-site 'Hidden Now Heard' backpacks for KS1-3. Each bag contains a character card, map, handling objects and activities for one of the following time periods:
- Early: Iron Age to Vikings, 120BC-AD1003
- Middle: Medieval, 1086-1260
- Modern: Victorian to the 21st century, 1830-2008
We also have a selection of resources based on the Anglo-Saxon and Norman activity at Old Sarum - please see the 'Guide For Teachers Using Free Education Resources' below.
Facilities for Learning Groups
- Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time
- Picnic areas outdoors; there is no undercover space for lunch or bag storage
- Free coach parking available for up to two coaches on site (please contact site on 01722 335398); coach parking is also available in the lay-by on Castle Road