English Heritage Education

English Heritage was created in 1984 to encourage people to understand, value, care for and enjoy their historic environment. We believe that experiencing the historic environment should be central to the curriculum of every school and that working at an historic site develops new skills, deepens understanding and expands knowledge so we welcome learning groups to our sites completely free of charge.

English Heritage Education offers pre-booked learning groups:


  • Free entry to over 400 sites.
  • Free safety information and preparation visits
  • Free online resources including teacher kits, images for learning and Heritage Learning magazine
  • Free use of education facilities, resources.and activities at selected sites
  • Reasonably-priced, interactive, expert-led and award-winning “Discovery Visits” at selected sites


Spectacular locations, famous landmarks, unique learning spaces - our properties include prehistoric sites, mansions, medieval castles and many more, covering the Romans, Saxons and Tudors to the Victorians, WW2 and up to the present day. Students can learn about medieval life, the Civil War and all other periods of history in the castles, forts and abbeys where significant events actually happened. They can follow in the footsteps of famous people like Darwin and Queen Victoria in their own homes and gardens, experience the Battle of Hastings in Kent, Hadrian in Northumberland and new skills, architecture and the environment any where.(Visit the website by clicking the link [top right] to check out the full list of available sites, trips and tours available)


You can also book a Discovery Visit at some sites. These popular hands-on activities combine inspiring, out-of-the-classroom experiences with quality learning which supports the national curriculum across a range of subjects and all key stages. At just £90 per session for up to 30 children, they have been specially developed by specialist educators, trained site staff and volunteers to enable students of all ages and abilities to meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.(Visit the website by clicking the link [top right] to check out the full list of available sites, trips and tours available)


There is a wide range of resources to support your visit to our properties, which can be used before, during and after your visit.

If you need any further advice please contact the relevant Education Liaison Officer for the site you are interested in visiting and they will be happy to help.



TO BOOK -  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/free-entry/how-to-book/

Option 1: - Complete the Online Booking form. Please note not all properties have online booking facilities. If the property you wish to book is not listed, please contact the Education Liaison Officer in that area for further information. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/contact-us/offices/

Option 2: - Download a copy of the booking form and return the completed form to the appropriate regional office by post or fax.

Option 3: - Call the appropriate regional office to make a booking over the phone (please be ready with the details listed on the booking form when you call).

Additional Information

The area/s in which this provider is available are:North of England, East, East Midlands, Greater London, Home Counties, Yorkshire, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Wales, West Midlands

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