Schools

Explore the Tower of London with our range of learning offers

Explore the Tower of London with our range of learning offers

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic our school programmes have changed.

The Tower of London will be open for school visits from June 2021. You can make a booking now.

We offer:

  • Subsidised entry for schools
  • Specific time slots to allow for safe, socially distanced group visits
  • Activity trails tailored by key stage and aligned to the national curriculum.
The top of the White Tower at the Tower of London with its Union Jack flag flying.

Plan and book a school visit

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

School students visiting the Tower of London for a school session.

School activity trails and sessions

Tailored activity trails are available for all Key Stages, SEND and international schools to structure and support an exploration of the Tower.

School sessions are available for A Level groups. 

Learning resources

Browse a range of resources to support you and your students across the curriculum.

Teachers listen to a costumed historic interpreter as part of a site familiarisation during a continuing professional development day at the Tower of London.

CPD and Training

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

Teacher Network

We collaborate with teachers to design our schools programme. Sign up and take part in our many opportunities. 

GCSE History: The historic environment of Norman England

Learning resources and source activities to support teachers delivering the Normans for History GCSE, particularly the AQA historic environment of Norman England which focuses on the White Tower in 2021.

Five brilliant history resources for home schooling

Discover curriculum-linked history resources for all Key Stages that will keep your kids learning about the Tudors, Victorians and more while you're staying home together.

Safety and Security

As with many public venues Historic Royal Palaces uses a range of security measures to help minimise the possibility of terrorist, or other criminal activity taking place, and these measures also include procedures to deal with incidents should they actually happen. 

Security statement
Children over looking the Tower wall

Safeguarding

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

Photography and Filming

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.

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 security reasons, photography is not allowed in the following areas:

  • The Jewel House
  • The Martin Tower.
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Finalist - Best Heritage Venue, School Travel Awards 2018/19