Schools

Conisbrough Castle remains one of South Yorkshire's leading Heritage Education visit providers. Through consultation with teachers, our recent redevelopment has ensured that any visit to the castle remains rewarding, fun and safe whilst maintaining important curriculum links. We have also introduced two new Expert-led Discovery Visits to compliment your learning.

Curriculum Links

A visit to Conisbrough Castle offers cross curriculum learning across the key stages:

  • KS1-3 History: A local history study
  • KS1 History: Studying castles; significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • KS2 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS3: Society, politics and power during the Norman period; the development of Church, state and society in  Medieval Britain 1066-1509

Free Self-led Visits

We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. Book a free education visit and lead your own visit in your own way. We also have online resources to help you support and follow up your learning plan.

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Expert-led Discovery Visits

We offer two exciting expert-led Discovery visits to give your pupils engaging, practical experiences of the castle's past. At just £100 per session per class, it’s a great way to inspire your students and enhance your visit to Conisbrough Castle. 

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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.
    • VISITOR CENTRE: New Visitor Centre featuring a timeline and key artefacts from the local area.
    • ACTIVITY CENTRE: Purpose-built Activity Centre for education groups. This must be pre-booked.
    • SHOP: Shop located in the visitor centre slling a range of gifts, souvenirs and books. Goody bags available to pre order.
    • TOILETS: Separate male and female toilets available.
    • CASTLE KEEP: Re-presented Keep, now inhabited with larger than life digital characters that talk to visitors and highlight what it was like to live there.
    • EDUCATION CENTRE: Expansive space within the bailey to eat lunch during summer months. Education Room may be used as a lunch room during bad weather.
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