Escape the Tower of London

Study day

Study day


  • 02 June 2018
Doors open at 12.30 with a 13.00 start

Ticketing Information

Tickets cost £40/£36*

*Concession prices are for under 25s and over 60s


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There have been many attempted escapes from the Tower of London - some successful and some, most definitely not.  This study day looks at the best laid plans and total flops of attempted escapes and how very building itself has transformed from prison to palace to visitor attraction over the years.

Session 1: Learn about the memorable prisoners of the Tower with a historian 

Session 2: Walk through the escape of Elizabethan Catholic plotter John Gerard and see if you could do it better

Session 3: Explore the Tower’s archive of architectural drawings and see how it has adapted over the years with our buildings curator

Please note, lunch is not included. 

Due to the historic nature of the site, not all areas are wheelchair accessible. Please email to find out more information before booking.

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Banqueting House

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Banqueting House

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Banqueting House

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