Schools

The world-famous Stonehenge has inspired people for millennia. Take your class back in time to walk in the footsteps of their Neolithic forefathers and bring prehistory to life. Discover a fantastic range of cross-curricular options designed for every key stage.

“I loved today. It was really interesting. The bit in the Neolithic houses was cool. The volunteers taught us about the artefacts. The huts had flint axes, and red deer horns which were amazing! I want to be a pilot when I’m older, but if that doesn’t work out, I’d like a job here!”

Year 7 Pupil from Stonehenge School, Amesbury

Curriculum Links

Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Stonehenge will help you bring learning to life, covering multiple topics across the curriculum and key stages.

  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
  • KS1 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork
  • KS2 History: A local history study. Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • KS2 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork: use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present human and physical features in the local area. Human geography: types of settlement and land use
  • KS3 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066
  • KS3 Geography: Human geography: understand how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes and environments
  • KS4 History: OCR Specification B 2c. Introduction to history around us
  • KS4-5 Business/Leisure and Tourism: Heritage Management
School children being led on a tour around Stonehenge

Free Self-Led Visits

Studying late Neolithic hunter gatherers and Bronze Age religion? We challenge you to find a better site to help you cover the topic than the world famous Stonehenge. It’s a unique opportunity, whatever your area of study, for your class to explore the most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Enjoy a free self-led visit and explore the site your way.

Download the Teachers' Kit below for information and activities to help you discover the story of Stonehenge, or use these resources available online:

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Expert-led school visits

Let us help you inspire your students with our hands-on expert Discovery Visits, led by one of our experts and great value for up to 30 students.

Please note, only our Stones and bones: Stonehenge in its landscape (KS1-3) and Neolithic Life at Stonehenge (KS2-3) Discovery Visit sessions are currently available.

Our Discovery Visits will be available Monday-Thursday from September 2022.

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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 for Covid-19 risk assessments and measures we’ve got in place please visit 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 for group leaders once you have made a booking. Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!

  • Facilities
    • FACE MASKS: Face coverings are not mandatory but we do encourage you and your group to wear them where possible in other enclosed spaces. Our staff and volunteers will continue to wear face masks on our shuttle bus service and all other indoor spaces for your safety. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so if your group do want to wear one, please come prepared.
    • STONEHENGE: The stone circle, exhibition and visitor centre are all open for you to enjoy.
    • SHUTTLE BUS: The shuttle bus is available for school groups to use.
    • PARKING: Free coach parking is available. A maximum parking of 2 hours is allowed on site.
    • EDUCATION ROOM: Our education room is not available at this time. Please check this page for future updates.
    • TOILETS: There are currently limited toilets available due to site maintenance work so please allow plenty of time for your group to use the facilities. Accessible toilets are available. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available across the site.
    • LUNCH: Unfortunately there is no indoor lunch space. A takeaway catering offer will be provided in our outdoor seating area or you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy near the stones.
    • SHOP: As this space can get busy during peak times, we ask that you only bring in groups of 10 max at any one time.
  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*

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

    • 1 April-27 May: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5pm. Discovery Visits available Tuesday-Thursday
    • 28 May-4 September: Monday-Sunday 9:30-7pm. Discovery Visits available Tuesday-Thurdsay
    • 5 September-31 March: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5pm. Disovery Visits available Tuesday-Thursday
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