Discovery Visits at Battle Abbey

Enhance your visit to Battle Abbey and let our experts lead a Discovery Visit for you. Lasting an hour and tailored to key stages 2 and 3, it's a great way to inspire your students and create lasting memories of their visit.

Expert-led Visits

Conquest Tour and Tales

KS2, KS3

1066: everyone knows this date, but why was it so important? Meet an Anglo-Saxon story-teller and hear tales of Norman power and English rebellion. See the battlefield, re-enact the action, and learn how the dramatic events of 14 October 1066 had such an impact on England.

  • Availability: March: Wednesday to Friday, April to October: Monday to Friday during term time, November: Monday and Friday
  • Session lasts for 1 hour
  • £100 per session
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Plan Your Trip

We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.

We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team is on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: Large car park near entrance for cars and minibuses; there is a daily parking charge. Town centre coach park in Market Road, a 10 minute walk.
    • ACTIVITIES: Free Discovery Chest can be booked in advance of your visit. Free downloadable resources on the website. Bookable workshops available by arrangement. Interactives available in the visitor centre. Playground area with picnic benches.
    • TOILETS: Toilets (including accessible toilets) at the visitor centre.
    • SHOP: Shop on site selling a books and gifts. Goody bags available to pre-order.
    • LUNCH: Picnic area with tables and benches for packed lunches. A large café on site. Seating available inside and outside the café.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: There are steps to some areas and a gravel pathway to help you avoid some of these. There are steep slopes. A suggested route for visitors with limited mobility is available upon request.

Planning Your Visit

Planning your visit couldn’t be easier with the help of our resources. However if you need more details or have specific questions about your trip or our Free Self-Led or Expert Led visits, please get in touch with our Education Booking Team on 0370 333 0606

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

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