Let your students explore one of Henry VIII's finest artillery castles and find out what life was like for the people who lived and worked here.
"Deal Castle allows young learners to capture the historical experience of defending the town of Deal and the coastline from attack. It provides a factual learning journey from King Henry's time to the present day that is both engaging and informative, and plenty of fun can be had!"
Anna Palmer, Early Years Teacher
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality
- KS1 English: Use the castle as a platform for developing stories and fairy-tales
- KS1 Mathematics: Focus on the main shapes of the building
- KS2 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS3 History: A local history study. The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745
Free self-led visits
Enjoy a free self-led visit and lead your day in your own way. Your students can explore the defences, discover the bastions and see the cannons. Let them experience Deal Castle for themselves, and learn what a Tudor fort is, why and how it was built, and the reasons why it was so important to the local area.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!
Deal Castle Teachers' Resource Pack (KS2-KS4)
Use the historical information and sources in this pack to learn more about Deal Castle's story.
Deal Castle Timeline (KS2-KS3)
Chart the history of Deal Castle with our timeline.
Deal Castle Teachers' Activity Ideas (KS1-KS3)
Our suggested activities support learning before, during and after your visit to Deal Castle.
Deal Castle Student Activity Sheets (KS2-KS3)
Use our Student Activity Sheets to explore the key features of Deal Castle.
Local Learning: Deal Castle and Walmer Castle
Discover the unique historic environment around Deal Castle with our suggested reading, activities and video resources.
Teaching Tudors and Stuarts
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your teaching of the Tudors and Stuarts.
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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.