Familiarisation days

Free teacher CPD

Free teacher CPD

Taking it outside the classroom - putting history at the heart of learning

What is a familiarisation day?

Ever wondered how a visit to a royal palace could help to bring hundreds of years of history to life and engage your pupils with a wide range of subjects including: History, English, Maths, Design & Technology and Art & Design? 

This unique opportunity is designed to inspire and support teachers to get the most from your pupils during an educational visit to Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace.

Build your knowledge of the stories of the palaces to inform your planning, have your questions answered by experts and find out how our extensive schools programme can help you to bring the curriculum to life.

Suitable for any teacher of pupils in Years 1 to 13, this event will leave you feeling inspired, informed and ready to plan your educational visit to our palaces.

What the day includes:

  • Find out about our extensive range of taught sessions, digital missions and online resources available and how they add value to and meet the specific needs of the Primary, Key Stage 3, GCSE and A-level curriculums;
  • Take part in taster sessions with an experienced heritage educator and find out first-hand what your pupils will experience;
  • Explore the palace and leave with some of its fascinating stories ready to share with your pupils;
  • Enjoy tea, coffee and light refreshments with an opportunity to network with other teachers and share ideas around teaching and learning;
  • Join our growing HRP Teacher Network, and find out more about what Historic Royal Palaces can offer you.

Booking information

Tower of London
Saturday 4 November 2017
Saturday 13 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace
Saturday 9 September 2017
Saturday 6 January 2018

Kensington Palace 
Available in 2018-2019

Duration
Each session is 2.5 hours

Price
Teachers Free
Plus one free ticket for palace admission for a family member or friend.

Tickets are only for use on the Familiarisation Day.

You and your guest will have free time in the afternoon to explore the palace further.

Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Advanced booking is essential. 

Email us your completed booking form

Download a Familiarisation Day booking form

Email your completed form to learning.info@hrp.org.uk.

Familiarisation Day booking form
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