Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that cares for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace is pleased to announce that from September 2007, it will be managing the delivery and development of the award-winning Tower Education Service at the Tower of London. This follows a long and fruitful partnership with the Royal Armouries who will continue to provide a learning environment at the Tower of London, focusing on material science and community and outreach projects.
Each year 60,000 school children already enjoy learning workshops and events onsite at the Tower of London, and in order to develop the Education Service, Historic Royal Palaces will be offering year-round reduced-price admission tickets and a wide range of new interactive and exciting programmes for visiting education groups of all levels. The first of these is an interactive music and theatre focused project, Stories that Sing, in conjunction with the English Pocket Opera Company.
From the discovery of fascinating stories of the Tower’s prisoners in the very cells in which they were incarcerated, to experiencing how it feels to don the exquisite garments of a Tudor courtier, students are able to experience the history of this unique World Heritage Site in the places where history happened.
Each of our exceptional programmes is tailored to meet National Curriculum requirements and is inspired by the compelling stories and rich heritage of the Tower of London. We are delighted to be able to bring the stories of the Tower to life in a range of topics and curriculum areas including History, Science, Art, Design and Technology and Music, and are looking forward to developing even more innovative workshops to suit a wide range of curriculum areas.