Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students. Wenlock Priory boasts over 900 years of history, from an Anglo-Saxon monastery founded in 680 to the ruined remains of the 13th century priory of Cluniac monks.
“The trip gave the pupils a fantastic opportunity to embrace their local history."
Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Wenlock Priory 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
- KS2-3 History: A local history study
- KS3 History: the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
Free Self-Led Visits
Book a free self-led visit to Wenlock Priory and organise your day to suit your curriculum objectives.
Discover the Norman chapter house, built around 1140 as the "business" centre of the monastery, and explore the tranquil Cloister gardens with 12th century hand-washing station. Inside the priory's library, students can learn about religious life at Wenlock through the collection of medieval tiles on display.Enquire Now
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 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!
Teaching Medieval History
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your teaching of medieval history.
A Mini Guide to Medieval Monks
Find out more about different medieval monastic orders with our short animation.
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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.