'Number One London' is a Regency masterpiece, a political seat, a metropolitan mansion, a treasure trove of artwork and artefacts, and a home. Apsley House is a central London landmark boasting diverse learning opportunities and offers a unique insight into aristocratic life in Regency London.
Support your teaching in a fun and engaging way, with a visit to Apsley House
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in your own locality
- KS1-2 Language & Literacy
- KS2 History: Study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS2-3 History: A local history study
- KS1-4 Art & Design
- KS3 History: Ideas, political power, industry and Empire: Britain 1745-1901
Free Self-Led Visits
The home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, Apsley House offers a unique learning experience for school groups. The house and its stunning interiors provides a unique insight into Regency aristocratic life in London, whilst the artwork and artefacts reveal the clash of Empires which helped define modern Europe at the Battle of Waterloo. Use one of our free Apsley House Classroom Kits themed around the Battle of Waterloo to help you make the most out of your visit. See the resources section below for more information.Enquire now
Plan Your Trip
We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and further information on our what to expect page.
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 once you have made a booking, plus a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.
Once you book your visit you’ll be sent a visit permit, which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.
Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!
Apsley House Activity Trail (KS2)
Use our Activity Trail to explore the Duke of Wellington's home at Apsley House.
Curators' Collections: Apsley House
Explore objects from our collections at Apsley House to learn more about the Duke of Wellington, his military campaigns and art collection.
Homes Through History: Apsley House
Meet Matilda Cross, the housekeeper at Apsley House, to find out more about what life was like inside the home of the 1st Duke of Wellington.
The Battle of Waterloo: A Timeline
Use this short video to better understand the timeline of events during the Battle of Waterloo.
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If you’d like more information about a site or one of our workshops, get in touch using the online form on our bookings page to speak to your local Education Visits Officer. We look forward to seeing you soon.