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.

Following the latest government recommendations, we have taken the decision to close all our staffed historic sites from the end of Wednesday 18th March until 1st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Some sites may be opened earlier and we will let you know if this is the case. We also need to cancel our public events during this period.

We want to support you at this difficult time and have a range of resources that can aid learning at home, and when it is possible, back in the classroom and at our sites.

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Learning resources

Our range of educational resources and teacher’s packs have been created to align with the curriculum and contain activities coupled with historical information and sources. They can be used at home to spark an interest in a topic and when you’re able, follow up in the classroom and on a visit to our historical sites. For more resources please click here.  

Carisbrooke Castle

This resource pack has been designed to help teachers plan a visit to Carisbrooke Castle, which provides essential insight into defences and life in a medieval castle.

Scarborough Castle

This resource pack has been designed to help teachers plan a visit to Scarborough Castle, which provides essential insight into 3,000 years of history.

Stonehenge

This pack has been designed to help teachers plan a visit to Stonehenge, providing essential insight into the story of Stonehenge from the Neolithic period to the present day.

Durbar Wing at Osborne House

This resource pack will help teachers plan a visit to the Durbar Wing at Osborne House, which demonstrates Queen Victoria’s love of Indian culture.

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