Conisbrough Castle

Schools

Inspire your students with a visit to Conisbrough Castle, a symbol of power and wealth built by the Warenne family after the Norman Conquest, with 850 years of history to discover. Explore for free with your class, or immerse them in the medieval world with an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop to compliment your learning.

Information about your visit

Our number one priority remains the health, safety and security of all of our visitors, staff and volunteers. Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe and make sure you and your group have an enjoyable visit.

Important information to consider before you book:

  • To keep everyone safe we’re continuing to limit visitor numbers at some sites and in some indoor spaces. Please book as soon as possible to secure your preferred trip date and times.
  • Find out more about what to expect on your school visit and make sure you download our COVID risk assessments; download a free copy of managing education visits during the pandemic and if you're participating in a Discovery Visit download our managing Discovery Visits during the pandemic risk assessment
  • To make the planning process as easy as possible, make sure you check our Plan Your School Trip section at the bottom of this page, for updated information on the facilities at the site as well as our free resources.
  • You’ll need to book your visit at least 14 days in advance. Please check our terms and conditions for full details.
  • Although is it not a requirement, any teachers, parents, or students aged 16 years can check in via the NHS Test and Trace app, using the NHS QR code posters displayed at the site entrance. Please factor this into your travel/arrival time. For more information about how we are handling your personal data for NHS Test and Trace please visit this page.
  • Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you and your group to do the same where possible.

At some sites you might not be able to use our handling collections or costumes as part of a free self-led visit, but where we can provide hands-on items in a safe way we will. We’ve adapted our Discovery Visit workshops to keep you and your group safe at all times, but for certain sessions we’re still working on this – please check the Discovery Visit section and Facilities section on this page below for further information.

Curriculum Links

Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Conisbrough Castle will help you bring learning to life, covering multiple topics across the curriculum and key stages.

  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality
  • KS2 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS2 Geography: Human Geography: types of settlement and land use, why was the castle built here?
  • KS3 History: A local history study. The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509

Free Self-led Visits

Book a free self-led visit to Conisbrough Castle and organise your day to suit your curriculum objectives. Immerse your class in the world of medieval castles as you explore the unique cylindrical keep and imagine what life would have been like for the wealthy Warenne family and the people who worked at the castle, compared to our lives today. Download the free organiser pack and hazard information to help make planning your visit stress-free.

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Expert-led Discovery Visits

We have developed two exciting expert-led Discovery visits to give your pupils engaging, practical experiences of the castle's medieval past. At just £100 per session per class of up to 30 children, it’s a great way to inspire your students and enhance your learning outside of the classroom at Conisbrough Castle. 

Our Discovery Visits have been adapted to follow health and safety guidelines and will still offer your students a quality and fun learning experience.

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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: Parking for disabled visitors available outside Visitor Centre. Please call the site before visiting for details.
    • TOILETS: Separate male and female toilets available.
    • LUNCH: You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. 
    • SHOP:  Shop located in the visitor centre selling a range of gifts, souvenirs and books. We recommend bringing your students in small groups at a time.
    • EDUCATION ROOM: The education room is currently unavailable. 
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