Schools

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

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

Updated 5 August. The Tower of London is open Wednesday - Sunday. All outdoor areas of the Tower of London are open, as well as the Crown Jewels, Bloody Tower, White Tower and more. Some buildings remain closed for now. See more details here

We offer

  • Hands-on learning sessions at our palaces
  • Programmes designed with teachers
  • Sessions closely aligned with curriculum requirements at all Key Stages
  • SEND programming
  • Accredited learning
  • Subsidised entry for school groups
The top of the White Tower at the Tower of London with its Union Jack flag flying.

Plan and book a school visit

School visits are temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates in September.
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.

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. 

Tracey Tooley investigating Hampton Court Palace with Tudor figures from history.

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