CPD and Training for teachers

What we offer

Learn new skills by taking part in our specialised sessions that use the stories of our palaces to enhance your teaching practice.

We offer a range of CPD opportunities at our sites, many are free of charge, with regular weekend and twilight sessions to support teachers in developing skills and confidence in teaching in an historic environment, leading visits, providing new angles and proven techniques to enrich teaching in the classroom.


Join our Teacher Network

We design our schools programmes in collaboration with teachers. For opportunities to get involved join our Teacher Network.

How to join

Upcoming opportunities

Teachers take part in a site familiarisation visit at Tower of London

Teacher Familiarisation Days

Familiarisation Days are offered free of charge to all teachers who are leading, or thinking of leading, a school visit to one of our sites. 

Dates for the 2019-2020 academic year are now available.

Teachers at a site familiarisation visit event

Heritage and literacy learning: CPD session

Thursday 10 October, Kensington Palace

Find out how heritage sites like Kensington Palace can encourage children's imaginative engagement with its stories to support literacy learning. Suitable for primary school teachers.

This is a free event.

Portrait of Queen Victoria. She wears the ribbon and star of the Garter and the Crown of India.

Queen Victoria and empire: CPD session

Thursday 21 November, Kensington Palace

Discover the private woman behind the crown and her journey from a girl of 18 to the grandmother of Europe. Suitable for primary and secondary school teachers.

In partnership with the Historical Association.

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families Tours and talks

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Community group leaders from the Community Access Scheme photographed in from of the White Tower
Tours and talks

Explore the Tower of London for free with your local community or adult learning group

Group Leader Training Days: Next sessions in Spring 2020 (dates to be confirmed)

Tower of London

Training day will run 10:00-16:00.

Free (advance booking required)