Discover famous figures such as the Duke of Wellington and William Pitt the Younger and learn more about local history in a fun and engaging way. Plus, use our new learning centre and teaching resources to explore Walmer Castle's gardens and woodland.
Step back in time and explore the history of Walmer Castle.
- KS1-3 History: Local history study
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality
- KS1-2 Science: Working scientifically; plants; animals; living things and their habitats
- KS1-2 Geography: Geographical skills and fieldwork
- KS2 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
- KS3 History: Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509–1745; ideas, political power, industry and empire in Britain 1745–1901
Free Self-Led Visits
Enjoy a free self-led visit to Walmer Castle and Gardens and plan your day to suit your curriculum needs. Borrow our free Treasure Boxes to find out more about the significant figures who lived at the castle. Specifically designed for KS1 and KS2, they are filled with information, activities and handling items to help bring the past to life. Explore the extensive grounds of this historic castle to learn about living things and their habitats, and the many plants. Plus, take inspiration from the gardens for Art and Design projects.Enquire now
Expert-led Discovery Visits
Get hands-on in our historic kitchen garden during an expert-led Discovery Visit. For just £100 per session, it's a great way to cultivate your pupils’ understanding of food and the growing and harvesting process. Our interactive session has been specifically designed to meet the needs of different groups and bring learning to life.Find out more
Outdoor learning at Walmer Castle
Our new learning centre, made possible thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is open. The centre has been specially designed to enable schools to explore and discover the magnificent gardens and woodland at Walmer Castle. Entry is free, and our online and on-site teaching resources will help support KS1 and KS2 science and geography with interactive and sensory learning experiences.Enquire now
Plan your visit
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!
Walmer Castle and Gardens Explorer Trail (KS1-KS2)
Follow in the footsteps of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports to discover Walmer Castle's gardens and grounds.
Walmer Castle Outdoor Learning Kit (KS1-KS3)
Use our historical information, sources and suggested activities to explore the outdoor spaces at Walmer Castle.
Local Learning: Deal Castle and Walmer Castle
Discover the unique historic environment around Walmer Castle with our suggested reading, activities and video resources.
Teaching Tudors and Stuarts
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your teaching of the Tudors and Stuarts.
Teaching the Victorians
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your teaching of the Victorians.
Postcard from Walmer Castle
Take to the skies above Walmer Castle to discover the site and its surroundings.
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If you’d like more information about a site or one of our workshops, get in touch using the online form on our bookings page to speak to your local Education Visits Officer. We look forward to seeing you soon.