Key Stage 1 sessions

Home for a king

Did King Edward I wear pyjamas? Visit King Edward I's bed chamber and explore stories of the Tower's fascinating past.

Key Stage 1
Subject: History, English, Drama
Topic: Medieval
Session Type: Route-based

The Great Kitchens, showing a close view of logs burning on the great roasting fire.

Fire! Fire!

It is 1666 and London is ablaze. The fire is approaching the Tower's doorstep, and the fortress is filled with gunpowder!

Key Stage 1
Subject: History, English, Drama
Topic: Stuarts
Session Type: Route-based

Close-up detail of portcullis (metal bars) on a gateway at the Tower of London.

Gunpowder, treason and plot

Explore the story of Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Key Stage 1
Subject: History, English, Drama
Topic: Stuarts
Session Type: Route-based

A bearded man dressed in the armour and heraldry of a 13th century knight, Gilbert de Clare, holding a banner and shouting.

Knights, castles and kings

Transport your students back in time with true tales from the Tower's colourful history.

Key Stage 1
Subject: History, English, Drama
Topics: Normans, Castles
Session Type: Route-based

Costumed interpreter dressed as Walter Raleigh at the Tower of London

A prisoner’s tale: The adventures of Walter Raleigh

New from September 2019
Uncover tales of Walter Raleigh's adventures through object handling and role play.

Key Stage 1
Subject: History, Design Technology
Topics: Tudors, Elizabethans
Session Type: Classroom-based