Discovery Visits at Marble Hill House

Let our experts bring the history of Marble Hill House to life for your students during an interactive outdoors Discovery Visit. Our learning sessions are a great way to support your teaching in the classroom and are just £100 per group per session. 

Our Discovery Visits have been adapted to follow health and safety guidelines and will still offer your students a quality and fun learning experience. We're able to offer this workshop for free for schools with over 20% of pupils eligible for free school meals. Please get in touch with for more information.

A Very Georgian Garden: History and Landscape at Marble Hill

Art, History, Literacy
KS1, KS2

Take your class back in time to examine Georgian life through the story of Henrietta Howard, who made a home and country retreat in this spectacular location set on the Thames. Your pupils will learn about the remarkable Henrietta, through art, language and role-play to develop an understanding of how the landscape changed through time. This workshop uses interactive and sensory activities to explore the landscape of Marble Hill House and its rich history. At Orleans House, students will take part in an expert-led clay tile workshop using the landscape as inspiration. Please note: we may be able to offer this session free of charge if over 20% of pupils in your school are eligible for free school meals. Please get in touch with our education booking team for more information

  • Availablility: Wednesday during term time
  • Session lasts for 1 hour 45 minutes
  • £100 per session
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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: We encourage that you visit us via public transport. Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking is free for members. There are 76 car parking spaces including three disabled spaces. Disabled visitors may be set down outside the entrance by prior arrangement. Coach space can be made available on request.
    • HOUSE: Closed for conservation until Spring 2022.
    • TOILETS: There are public toilets in the Coach House. Please ensure children are supervised.
    • LUNCH: You are welcome to picnic in the park. If you have booked a Discovery Visit, please ensure you have requested a lunch room when booking your session. There is a cafe on-site but this will be undergoing works, so please check our website for opening times.
    • STORAGE: If you have booked a Discovery Visit, storage for lunch bags can be provided while students are exploring the landscape, after which they can collect from the Coach House on their way to Orleans House Gallery. If you are visiting self-led please keep your belongings with you at all times.
    • WET WEATHER: Marble Hill House is an outside location, please come dressed for the weather. If you have booked a DV, our neighbours will do their best to find a suitable place for your group to eat their lunch.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: If you are booking a Discovery Visit, please let the bookings team know if you have any access needs. For information about access, please visit:
  • Learning Resources

    A Teachers' Kit is a free educational tool packed with everything you need to give your group a deep insight into the place you are visiting. Featuring historical information, suggestions for activities, and high-quality images, this resource is a comprehensive toolkit for group leaders of various subjects and key stages. Teachers' Kits also include key site information, facilities and plans.

Planning Your Visit

Planning your visit couldn’t be easier with the help of our resources. However if you need more details or have specific questions about your trip or our Free Self-Led or Expert Led visits, please get in touch with our Education Booking Team on 0370 333 0606

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