With 1700 years of history, Portchester Castle covers everything from the Romans, to medieval kings, all the way to the Napoleonic Wars. Follow in their footsteps and explore its exciting and varied history.
"The children had a great day - a very informative visit"
Portchester Castle cover multiple time periods within the history curriculum, as well as cross-curricular links across numerous subjects in a fun and engaging way.
- KS1: Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different time periods. Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. The lives of significant individuals in the past. Historical events and people in their locality
- KS2: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
- KS2-3: A local history study. A study of an aspect of theme in british history that extneds the pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS3: The development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain
Free Self-Led Visits
Enjoy a free self-led visit to Portchester Castle and design your own day to suit your curriculum needs. Explore the ruins of Richard II's Palace and walk within the Roman walls. Stand at the top of the Great Tower and survey the landscape. Use our free handling collection full of artefacts to discover the stories of the people who lived at the castle.ENQUIRE NOW
Expert-led Discovery Visits
Let our costumed re-enactors lead your pupils on a hands-on Discovery Visit. At just £100 per session they're a great way to delve deeper into the history of the castle and the people who lived there. Pupils will get dressed up, handle objects and get involved with fun educational activties.Find out more
Plan Your Visit
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.