Fire! Fire!

About this session

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

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

Children will meet a costumed character who will describe these terrible events and tell the story of Mr Pepys watching the flames from inside the ancient Tower walls. This session uses role play to bring the story of the Great Fire of London to life.

Learning objectives
Children will:

  • Learn about key features of the Great Fire of London through questioning and participation.
  • Compare and contrast life today with life in the 1600s.
  • Discuss the written accounts of Samuel Pepys.

National Curriculum links
This session supports:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Development of historical enquiry, speaking and listening skills through storytelling and role play.
  • Exploration of key concepts of significance, cause and consequence as the story unfolds.


Booking information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
45 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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