Gunpowder, Treason, Plot

About this session

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

Why did the Gunpowder Plot fail? Explore the story of Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament – and visit the prison cells that housed his fellow conspirators.

Join a costumed presenter, portraying one of King James' courtiers, who will take you to a number of sites within the Tower that hold particular relevance for the plot of 1605.

Learning objectives
Children will:

  • Learn key features of the Gunpowder Plot through questioning and participation.
  • Compare and contrast life today with life in the 1600s.
  • Develop historical enquiry skills and an understanding of chronology.

National Curriculum links
This session supports:

  • Extending chronological knowledge of significant events in British history beyond 1066.
  • Development of asking perceptive questions by exploring differing representations of a key historical figure.


Booking information

Monday to Friday (Autumn Term only)
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
45 minutes
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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