Schools

A noble 17th century mansion complete with Victorian Service Wing and stables set in magnificently kept gardens. Schools can now venture to the top of the house and see the newly opened Nursery Suite and Coal Gallery.

Curriculum Links

This imposing 17th century mansion provides fabulous education opportunities for pupils, particularly art, history and geography. Key Curriculum links include:

  • KS3 History: The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 - 1745. As the most ambitious House built in Jacobean England, Audley End House provides a great example of rich society in Britain during the 16th and 17th centuries
  • KS1-2 History: The Discovery Visit 'Victorian Values' on offer, which makes use of the Service Wing, Nursery and Coal Gallery in the House, shows children typical life as a Victorian
  • KS1-4 History: There is a strong collection Royal portraiture on display, with many monarchs being represented, such as Henry VIII and George III
  • KS1-2 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 Art & Design: There is an impressive collection of Old Master paintings and portrait miniatures in the House

Free Self-Led Visits

Experience parts of the beautiful 17th century mansion, service wing, kitchen garden and grounds. Say hello to our resident horses in the stable block. Visit the Coal Gallery, once a hive of activity, as we recreate the hustle and bustle of servants' daily routines. Meet our costumed characters from April to October with our expert-led Discovery Visit.

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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 is interactive, hands-on and immersive and have been specifically designed to meet the needs of different groups across the key stages. Top it off with a house tour at no extra cost, key rooms included on the tour are the Great Hall, Saloon, Lord Braybrooke's Sitting Room, the Library, Coal Gallery, Dining Room, Lady Braybrooke's Sitting Room and the Neville Bedroom.

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Plan Your Trip

We have a wide range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Learning Resources, including Hazard Information Sheets and Risk Assessments 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 are 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.
  • Learning Resources
    • Audley End House and Gardens Teachers' Resource Pack (KS1 & KS2)
    • Audley End House and Gardens Timeline (KS1 & KS2)
    • Audley End House and Gardens Teachers' Activity Ideas (KS1 & KS2)
    • Audley End House and Gardens Pupil Activity Sheets (KS1 & KS2)
  • How To Book

    0370 333 0606

  • Education Opening Times

    • February to October: Open for schools, please contact the Education Booking Team on 0370 333 0606 for details.
    • November to January: Closed for education visits.

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