Learning at Stonehenge - Inspiring the Future
Our vision is to create a world-class learning centre where children can learn from the past to face the challenges of the future.
Stonehenge is a world-famous prehistoric monument at the centre of an outstandingly rich archaeological landscape. It's a place at which ancient mysteries are still being unlocked by cutting-edge science.
English Heritage is submitting a planning application for new learning facilities at Stonehenge to build upon the existing education offer it currently provides. Take a look at this page to find out more.
Stonehenge is a world-famous monument and it deserves a world-class educational experience to match. Our ambition is to develop our already successful education programme into a sector-leading offer both at Stonehenge and for remote learners across the world.
We want to transform learning at Stonehenge and believe that by learning from the past we can help shape the future. Hands-on, problem-solving learning programmes will give children and young people – including those who are not engaged by science at school – the chance to look at STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects in new ways, and to ask themselves: If the Stonehenge builders could create something incredible, why can’t I?
To better serve the needs of learners today, including those learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), we need dedicated and expanded provision for education.
A new Learning Centre will transform our ability to deliver best-in-class educational experiences for students. A STEM lab, learning studio and inclusive facilities will be housed within a cutting-edge building with outstanding environmental credentials.
An immersive 'Neolithic classroom' based on archaeological evidence from the nearby landscape will provide students with learning opportunities unlike anything available in the traditional school environment.Download the PDF to find out more about the project
Stonehenge Learning Centre
Artist's impression images by Secchi Smith
A new dedicated Learning Centre will transform our ability to deliver best-in-class educational experiences for students. The centre will feature a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Learning Lab, a flexible, welcoming education space, a digital production studio, accessible and inclusive facilities including a Changing Places space, and a smaller break out space for those with different education needs. It will also feature a multipurpose foyer and an open-air courtyard for active outdoor learning.
STEM Learning Lab
A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) lab, learning studio and inclusive facilities will be housed within a cutting-edge building with outstanding environmental credentials. With high-tech equipment and specialist staffing, students will enjoy a learning experience unlike anything available in the classroom.
English Heritage volunteers and a specialist experimental archaeologist will help us create an immersive “Neolithic classroom”. Based on archaeological evidence from the nearby landscape, this reconstruction of a Neolithic building will transport learners back to the time of Stonehenge.
Our vision is to create a world-class education centre where children can learn from the past to face the challenges of the future. This plan for Stonehenge is bold and ambitious and we need your help to realise our vision.
You may wish to support in one of the following ways.
Donate now – take your place in England’s story by bringing us closer to achieving our vision for transformative learning at this world-famous site. You can donate here.
Become an English Heritage Guardian and make history happen – join a cohort of like-minded supporters who champion our work and contribute to a wide range of activities including landmark projects such as Learning at Stonehenge and ensuring a sustainable future for heritage.
Support us by becoming a Corporate Partner – our experienced team is dedicated to helping our partners play their part to ignite imaginations and help us to achieve sustainability across our buildings and programmes through the development of creative and distinctive partnerships.
Leave a Gift in your Will – supporting English Heritage with a gift in your will, however large or small, will help ensure that we can look after the heritage that matters to you long into the future.
For more information and to discover more about how you can support learning at Stonehenge visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us or email email@example.com, we would be delighted to discuss how you could help.
Thank you for your interest.