School Visits

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 free.


Marble Hill Uncovered – A Local History Study KS1-2

KS1, KS2

Marble Hill is the last-remaining example of the magnificent villas and gardens that once bordered the River Thames during the 18th century. Built for Henrietta Howard, a remarkable woman who forged herself an independent life against all odds, it’s the perfect place to explore topics in the KS1 and KS2 curriculum. Whether it’s significant events, people and places in the locality, or your Local History study, we’ve got it covered. Our brand-new, interactive Discovery Visit, featuring an expert-led tour of the recently restored house and gardens, will bring the fascinating story of Marble Hill to life.

  • Availability: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Session lasts for 1 hour 45 mins
  • £100
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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!

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: There are 75 car parking spaces, including three disabled spaces. Minibuses can be accommodated at site. Coaches can drop off and pick up; please drive through White Lodge Gate and use the turning circle in front of the house. There is no coach parking at site. Coach parking is available nearby at the Old Deer Park in Richmond (parking charges apply).
    • HOUSE: House – now open!
    • TOILETS: There are public toilets in the Coach House. Please ensure children are supervised.
    • LUNCH: You are welcome to picnic in the grounds. If the weather is bad, the site staff will do their best to find a suitable place for your group to eat their lunch. There is a café on site offering light lunches and refreshments.
    • 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. 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 site staff will do their best to find a suitable place for your group to eat their lunch.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: Please let the bookings team know if you have any access needs. For information about access, please visit:
  • Hazard Information

    A useful tool to help with your risk assessments.


    You must meet the following ratios for leaders to students on the day of your visit when booking, and if your group is forming smaller groups while at the site:

    • Ages 4-5 (UK Reception) 1 leader for every 4 students (1:4)
    • Ages 5-7 (UK Key Stage 1) 1 leader for every 6 students (1:6)
    • Ages 7-11 (UK Key Stage 2) 1 leader for every 10 students (1:10) and
    • Ages 11-18 (UK Key Stages 3, 4, and 5) 1 leader for every 15 students (1:15)
    • For an adult learning group, consisting of individuals all over the age of 18, there are no ratios but there must be an appointed group leader
    • All ratios outlined above apply to home education groups
    • If your group consists of children aged 3 and/or 4, you must also refer to the Early Years and Foundation Stage Statutory Framework which sets out specific legal requirements for minimum ratios for this age group, to include requirements about the qualifications of the leaders
    • SEND groups must meet the minimum ratios above but may bring any additional leaders as required to adequately support their group
  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*. From November until March we open exclusively for education groups at selected sites when booking an expert-led Discovery Visit. See our education opening times below for individual site information.

    *Free education visits are not offered on UK public holidays or during the operation of additional fee paying public events at English Heritage sites.

    House Opening Times

    • April-October: Wednesday-Friday 10-4:30pm. Discovery Visits available Wednesday-Friday
    • November-March: Wednesday-Friday 10-4pm for Discovery Visits only


    Grounds Opening Times

    • April-October: Monday-Sunday 6:30-6pm
    • November-March: Wednesday-Sunday 7am-dusk

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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