Schools

The history and stories of the Tower of London come to life with our range of immersive learning offers.

We offer

  • Hands-on learning sessions at our palaces
  • Programmes designed with teachers
  • Closely aligned with curriculum requirements at all Key Stages
  • SEND programming
  • Accredited learning
  • Subsidised entry for school groups
Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Plan a school visit

All the planning, practical and booking information you need for your school trip to the Tower of London. 

SEND School Session at the Tower of London

School sessions

Our curriculum-based sessions are led by expert presenters who bring to life historic characters through costumed interpretation.

Classroom resources

Delve into the past with a range of teaching materials and resources to support you and your students across the curriculum.

Two men dressed in historical costume performing to a crowd at the Tower of London. One man, wearing a red coat and a hat with a feather plume, is about to strike.

CPD and Training

Build your knowledge, skills and confidence with our tailored professional development sessions for teachers and educators.

Teacher Network

We design our schools programmes in collaboration with teachers. There are many opportunities to take part in our Teacher Network. Join us.

Photography and Filming

Visitors are welcome to take photographs within most areas of the Tower. Photographic equipment - such as tripods and selfie sticks - should not be used inside the buildings. For either religious or security reasons, photography is not allowed in the following areas:

  • The Jewel House
  • The Martin Tower
  • The Chapel of St. John (in the White Tower)
  • Inside the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula

Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding aware organisation and takes its responsibility to protect children and vulnerable people seriously. We may sometimes ask therefore that visitors refrain from filming or photographing other visitors. If you have any concerns about a member of the public taking photos of your school or education group, please speak to a member of staff.

Safeguarding

We want children, young people and vulnerable adults to have meaningful, enjoyable and safe experiences when they engage with our palaces and stories.

More about what we do
Time Explorers Challenge at Kensington Palace

Time Explorers Challenge

Empowering teachers and students to explore our palaces in greater depth, the Time Explorers Challenge is our flagship CPD programme.