Old Sarum

School Visits

A mighty Iron Age hill fort where Salisbury's first cathedral once stood, Old Sarum is a unique location where people from prehistory to the Middle Ages have invaded and settled.

"We had a great day, thanks very much. Staff were very friendly and well organised!"

KS2 Teacher
Churchfield Church School

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: How people's lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
  • KS2: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. How several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality, a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond. Also Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
  • KS3: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day, causes and events of the civil wars throughout Britain
  • KS4: OCR Specification B 2c. Introduction to history around us

Cross Curricular

  • KS1-3: Local History Study, Math, Science
  • KS1-3: Geography, locational knowledge, human and physical geography, geographical skills and fieldwork
  • KS3: Art and Design, the history of art, craft and architecture

Free school visits

Find out about the people who lived and worked at Old Sarum using our on-site 'Hidden Now Heard' backpacks. These activity bags are for KS1-3. Each bag contains a character card, map, handling objects and activities for the following time periods:

  • Early: Iron Age to Vikings, 120BC-1003AD
  • Middle: Medieval, 1086-1260
  • Modern: Victorian to the 21st century, 1830-2008

To find out more information and to book out our self-led backpacks with your free education visit, email the Education Booking Team.

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Plan Your Visit

  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift shop on-site, we recommend you bring your class in small groups at a time
    • Picnic areas outdoors. We have no undercover space for lunch or bag storage.
    • Free coach parking available for up to two coaches – please contact site on 01722 335398
    • Parking is also available in the lay-by on Castle Road
    • Education tents that hold up to 30 pupils are available on request in advance. Please not that staff may not be able to put these up in strong winds.
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