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.

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
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Plan and book 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.

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 educators.

Teacher Network

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

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Finalist, Best Heritage Venue - School Travel Awards

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Learning resources

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

Could your students make Music at the Tower?

The week-long arts festival for London primary and secondary schools will return in 2019. 

Get involved and your students will perform at one of the nation's iconic historic buildings. 

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Access Fund for Schools 2018-2019

Find out how our Access Fund for Schools can offer your school the opportunity to have a high quality, immersive learning experience at Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London. 

Safety and Security

As with many public venues Historic Royal Palaces uses a range 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
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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 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
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Finalist - Best Heritage Venue, School Travel Awards 2018/19