School Visits

Expert-Led Discovery Visits

Our award winning expert-led Discovery Visits are interactive, hands-on and immersive. Best of all, we lead them for you. At just £100 per session per class at selected sites, these visits are delivered by our site staff and volunteers with knowledge and expertise across the curriculum, and have been specifically designed to meet the needs of different groups across the key stages.

Please book your visit at least 14 days in advance.

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What are expert-led discovery visits?

Expert-led Discovery Visits are a great way to further examine a topic and site in greater detail. Managed by our site experts and tailored to align with the curriculum, learners can dress up, have a go at role play, crack some codes, handle weapons or even become Royal servants.

Our sessions have been designed to help create unique and memorable learning experiences to help you bring the topic to life. Sessions last for about an hour and are typically accommodate 30 children.  Search the list of places that offer Discovery Visits and enhance your trip.

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How to Qualify

Expert-Led Discovery Visits are available to all types of learning groups including schools, colleges of further and higher education and universities. We also welcome Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and other similar youth groups. We are able to cater for groups of children with learning difficulties or disabilities, and for gifted and talented groups or groups from mentoring services, and for home educators. Please check our Terms and Conditions for your eligibility.

Free planning visits

Take advantage of your free familiarisation visit to help you plan ahead before you bring your class. Once you have decided where you want to visit and we've confirmed your booking, we'll send you a permit that gives you free entry to your property of choice.

Your permit also gives you a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.

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