Key Stage 1

Home for a King

Did King Edward I wear pyjamas? Explore King Edward I's bed chamber and 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, 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, 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, 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

Illustration of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators with their names above them.

Character Quest: The Gunpowder Plot Exposed

Investigators wanted! Apply here and play a part in the Tower’s history and explore tales of intrigue and conspiracy.

Year 2 and Key Stage 2 
Subject: History, English, Drama
Topics: Stuarts
Session Type: Route-based