Bringing history to life outside the classroom

English Heritage Education provides free entry to over 400 sites across the country for all learning groups, as well as our expert-led Discovery Visits, enabling students to immerse themselves in a subject. Read on for features, school trip ideas and planning tips, films and helpful resources.

We’ve changed the opening arrangements of our sites to play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Whilst this means we’re currently unable to accept education visits at our sites, we are taking bookings for school trips from 13 February – 1 July 2021. Please get in touch to book (link to – we look forward to welcoming you and your class back to our sites very soon.

We have a wide range of resources and materials for teachers and parents looking for support with home learning. See our learning resources resources below to find out more.

Learning resources

We're here to support your learning, whether you're a teacher looking to complement your lesson planning or a parent looking for guidance and advice around home learning. Our wide range of free downloadable resources has been developed by our team of qualified teachers, educational experts and historians, and has been designed to support learners of all ages and abilities. Our resources are easy to download and use at home, and are aligned with curriculum study. For more resources please click here.  

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.

Cross Curricular Learning

This guide is intended to help anyone looking to inspire their learners through cross-curricular activities. We’ve organised activities by subject and labelled each one with target Key Stages to help you find what's most useful for you and your learners. 

Black Lives in Britain

The story of black lives in Britain is long, varied and complex. To help you chart the story of black Britons, we’ve brought together experiences from across our sites to share with you. 

Home learning help

This guide for parents includes suggestions for smoother schooling, how family groups can learn together, and very importantly, reasons to be cheerful!

Sponsored articles

Join the conversation

School Trip Videos

History at Home Live! – Charles Darwin and Down House

History at Home Live! – 1066 and the Battle of Hastings

History at Home Live! – Castles

History at Home Live! – Romans