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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information before booking.
Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House that was used for entertaining friends by James I.
Walk in the footsteps of the condemned King and stand at the spot where Charles I's execution took place, just outside Banqueting House.
Whitehall was known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture - find out more about what remains within Banqueting House.
The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 brilliant uncirculated poppy commemorative coin is the first official coin minted by the Royal Mint to commemorate Armistice Day. The design, by Stephen Taylor, features red Flanders poppies, the longstanding symbol of remembrance and the inscription "Silence Speaks When Words Can Not".