Lindisfarne Priory


Follow in the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons and learn more about monastic life, explore this fascinating site and discover how this once magnificent priory was victim to a brutal Viking attack.

Curriculum links

A visit to Lindisfarne Priory offers curriculum links across three key stages:

  • KS1-3: Local History Project
  • KS2: Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
  • KS2: The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
  • KS3: The development of church, state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509

Free Self-led Visits

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

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Plan Your Trip

We have a wide range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Learning Resources, Hazard Information Sheets and Risk Assessments 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 are on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: Pay and Display car park located approximately five minutes walk from the site.
    • MUSEUM: The museum explores the story of St Cuthbert and the 1300 year history of Lindisfarne Priory. The collection includes the Viking Raiders stone, depicting the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793.
    • LUNCH: Students are welcome to bring packed lunches and picnic on the grass, staff will do their best to accommodate your students in the case of bad weather.
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