Kenilworth Castle has been a major military stronghold, a royal palace, and an inspiration to writers and artists. It's the perfect destination to bring learning outside of the classroom and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects.

Curriculum links

Support your teaching in a fun and engaging way, with a visit to Kenilworth Castle.

  • KS1-3 History: A local history study
  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places; study of castles
  • KS2 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS3 History: Development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
  • GCSE History: Study of the historic environment

Free Self-Led Visits

Book a free education visit and lead your visit in your own way. A visit to Kenilworth Castle can support learning across the curriculum, from a study of the historic environment to stimulus for story writing or art.


Expert-led Discovery Visit

Let us bring the history of Kenilworth Castle to life for your students with a hands-on Discovery Visit led by one of our experts. Sessions are available for up to 30 students, to support KS1, KS2, KS3 and GCSE History groups and offer excellent value.  


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: Car park with coach parking opposite entrance.
    • ACTIVITIES: Exhibition, access the new viewing platforms (supervision ratio of 1:6 required) or book the Gatehouse.
    • FACILITIES: Education room available for school groups, with bag storage and toilet facilities, please book this room in advance.
    • SHOP: Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time.
    • LUNCH: Plenty of outdoor lunch space.
  • How to book

    Bookings are best made online and we will contact you within 5 days of your enquiry.

    0370 333 0606

  • Education opening times

    • January to 16 February: Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 16.00
    • 17-23 February (half term): Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 16.00
    • 24 February to 30 March: 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 and December: Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 16.00


    Additional days are available for Discovery Visits during November to February half term. Check our Discovery Visits page for details.

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