A school visit to Whitby Abbey is a unique experience where we offer free self-led visits. Having endured coastal erosion and stormy weather, destruction during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the rule of King Henry VIII and shellfire from German naval ships during the First World War, Whitby Abbey remains an iconic landmark along the North Yorkshire coastline. But what was life like at the founding monastery during the 7th century?
A visit to Whitby Abbey offers curriculum links across 3 key stages:
- KS1: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
- KS2: Anglo-Saxon art and culture
- KS2: Christian conversion
- KS2: a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality (this can go beyond 1066)
- KS2: a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.
- KS3: a study over time, testing how far sites in their locality reflect aspects of national history (some sites may predate 1066)
- KS3: a study of an aspect or site in local history dating from a period before 1066
Free Self-led Visits
We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. Book a free education visit and lead your visit to Whitby Abbey in your own way. Download our Teachers' Kit for site information and activity suggestions for before, during and after your visit.ENQUIRE NOW