Schools

There’s so much to see and do during a school visit to Audley End. Let your pupils discover what life was like for the people who lived and worked in this noble 17th century mansion, complete with Victorian Service Wing, Nursery and Stables.

Curriculum Links

This imposing 17th century mansion provides fabulous education opportunities for pupils. Key curriculum links include:

  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • KS1-3 History: A local history study
  • KS1-2 Science: Audley End House has a large expanse of formal gardens and parkland to explore. There is also a walled kitchen garden and with greenhouses, which grows a variety of plants, fruit and vegetables
  • KS1-4 History: There is a strong collection Royal portraiture on display, with many monarchs being represented, such as Henry VIII and George III
  • KS1-4 Art & Design: There is an impressive collection of Old Master paintings and portrait miniatures in the House
  • KS2 History: Study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS3 History: The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 - 1745

Free Self-Led Visits

Enjoy a free self-led visit and experience parts of the beautiful 17th century mansion, service wing, kitchen garden and grounds. Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block and visit the Coal Gallery, once a hive of activity, as we recreate the hustle and bustle of servants' daily routines. We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking.  

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Expert-Led Discovery Visits

Bring learning to life at Audley End and let us lead a Discovery Visit for you. Our interactive session has been specifically designed to meet the needs of different groups across the key stages and is a great way to inspire your students. Just £100 per class 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: Free coach and car parking available
    • FOOD AND DRINK: Picnic area
    • TOILETS: Male and female toilets by the Tearoom and the Cart Yard Café.
    • GARDENS: Fine formal Victorian gardens and walled organic kitchen garden stocked to match the 1800's plants.
    • EDUCATION ROOM: Please ask the bookings team to check availability and add this to your itinerary.
  • How To Book

    0370 333 0606

  • Education Opening Times

    • February half term (gardens only): Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 16.00
    • 24 February to 31 March (gardens only): Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 – 16.00
    • April to September: Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
    • October: Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
    • November to 16 February (gardens only): Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

     

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