School Visits

School Visits

Inspire your class this term with a unique and memorable school trip. From the Stone Age to the Cold War, discover any of our 400 properties and let your students stand at the places where history happened.

Find all the latest information and tools you'll need for an enjoyable visit.

Please book your visit online at least 14 days in advance and make sure you check our schools pages and what to expect page before you visit.

Free self-led Visits

Lead your visit in your own way for free. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools and other learning groups at any of the 400+ historic places in our care.

Use our free downloadable resources to help support your planning. What's more, when you've booked your visit you'll also receive a 20% discount on a guidebook of your choice. Remember to check our what to expect page and T&Cs to make sure you have everything you need ahead of your trip.

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Expert-Led Discovery Visits

Our award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits workshops for KS1-4 are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play, dress up and become history detectives.

These sessions are curriculum-aligned and have been designed to inspire and support your learning in and out of the classroom.

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The Great British School Trip: Powered by Hyundai

Join English Heritage on The Great British School Trip!

We are proud to be partnering with Hyundai to support The Great British School Trip, giving 25,000 young people access to exciting and inspiring educational experiences across the UK.

Choose the English Heritage site you'd like to visit, then apply for a bursary for travel costs, or to cover the cost of a Discovery Visit workshop.

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Funding More Learning Experiences

We’re delighted that so many school groups visit our sites, and we want more children and young people from all communities to access our exciting, hands-on learning programme. Find out more about our annual appeal

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Residential trips

Create a residential trip to remember with a free self-led visit to any of our sites. You could also get hands-on with history with an expert-led Discovery Visit - for just £100 your class will have a unique, immersive learning experience. Use our free learning resources when you visit to make your trip unforgettable, and give your students memories that will last a lifetime.

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Inspiring School Trip Ideas

Step outside of the classroom and into the places where history really happened, on a visit to one of our historical sites. 

Our experts have pulled together their top ideas for memorable learning experiences for your students in these mini collections of historical sites, which are perfect for studying a range of topics across the key stages.

Teaching Resources

Browse our wide range of learning resources and materials. Our resources have been designed to meet the needs of the curriculum, and are ideal for supporting learning in the classroom and at our sites.  You can find our top resources curated by theme, and see a full list of all available resources. 

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Teaching history

History is an incredibly valuable subject to learn. It builds enquiry skills, fuels the imagination and helps children feel a sense of self in a wider context. 

But with thousands of years to cover, it can be hard to know where to start. We have gathered together advice, hints and tips from teachers, education experts and historians to support your teaching of the past.


Teaching history

Book A School Visit

  • Book online

    Make an enquiry or amend your existing education visit booking using our online form and booking portal. Please note, your visit request is only confirmed once you receive a booking confirmaton email.

  • By Email

    Email us

  • By Phone

    Bookings are best made online, but if you'd prefer to speak to a member of the team, please call 0370 333 0606

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