Overlooking the modern London skyline, the beautifully renovated interiors of Kenwood and stunning surrounding landscape gives school groups plenty to see and experience for a historical or art and design based visit.
Explore the unexpected yet fascinating story of previous owner of Kenwood, Lord Mansfield, and his role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
Kenwood and the outstanding landscape of Hampstead Heath provide a wide range of curriculum opportunities:
- KS1-3 History: A local history study
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in your own locality. The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
- KS1-2 Science: Understand living things and their habitats through exploration of the grounds
- KS2 History: a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS3 History: The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. Ideas, political power, industry and Empire: Britain 1745-1901
- KS4-5 Art & Design, Art History: Develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical contexts, societies and cultures.
Free Self-led Visits
A neoclassical jewel on an 18th century gentleman's estate, Kenwood is a unique feature in the modern London landscape. Highlights include the renowned Robert Adam interiors housing the exquisite artwork from the Old Masters, and the stunning landscape of Hampstead Heath featuring intriguing sculptures and architecture to explore. From life in Georgian England, to Britain's role in the creation and abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, Kenwood has a variety of learning opportunities for school groups.Enquire now
Expert-led Discovery Visits
There are three hands-on Discovery Visits to choose from that provide fun and inspiring education experiences. From exploring the creation and abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, to learning about life below stairs at Kenwood, these expert-led sessions are a great way to engage your students.Find out more
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!
Kenwood Teachers' Kit (KS1-KS4+)
Our Teachers’ Kits feature historical information and activity suggestions for group leaders of various subjects and key stages.
Curators' Collections: Kenwood
Explore objects from our collections at Kenwood to learn more about life in Georgian England and the artworks on display at the house today.
Meet Dido Belle
Join Dido Belle to find out more about her life at her great-uncle, Lord Mansfield's house at Kenwood.
Painting Our Past: The African Diaspora in England Learning Pack (KS1-KS4+)
Use our learning pack to explore a series of portraits commissioned by English Heritage depicting six historic figures from the African diaspora whose stories have contributed to England’s rich history.
Georgian Makeup Tutorial
Find out what men's and women's makeup can reveal about Georgian society with Makeup Artist Rebecca Butterworth and Fashion Historian Amber Butchart.
Postcard from Kenwood
Take to the skies above Kenwood to discover the site and its surroundings on Hampstead Heath.
Fashion Through History: Georgians
Join Fashion Historian Serena Dyer and Curator Louise Cooling as they discuss Georgian fashion and society at Kenwood.
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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.