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 online at least 14 days in advance. Have a look at our school visit site pages for full details on available facilities, workshops, free downloadable risk assessments and resources to support your trip planning. You can also find up to date guidance on our what to expect page.
What are 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, 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 T&Cs for your eligibility and our what to expect page for more information about what's in place ahead of your visit.
Free planning visits
Once your booking is confirmed, we recommend a free planning visit to help you prepare for your trip and familiarise yourself with the site. Whether you have an existing visit booked with us or are making a new booking, you’ll need to book your free planning visit in advance. Simply go to the webpage of the site you want to visit, and in the book tickets section select from the ‘Associated Organisations’ tab ticket options.
You won’t be able to get in to our sites unless you have pre-booked your free planning visit tickets and have your education booking permit with you to show a member of staff on entry.
Your permit also gives you a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.