Home for a king

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About this session

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

Take a journey back to 1280 and discover how King Edward I spent his time at the Tower. Explore the royal bedchamber as it is bought to life with stories from the Tower’s fascinating past, and compare the king’s bedroom to bedrooms today.

Children will become members of the royal household and discover what life was like in a medieval palace by examining the king’s choice of furniture and decoration.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Ask and answer questions and understand key features of a story.
  • Learn about life in a medieval palace by investigating Edward I’s bedchamber.
  • Use their discoveries to draw comparisons between their own lives and the lives of people in the past.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:

  • The lives of significant individuals.
  • Similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Booking information

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

Please note that this session involves the use of stairs and may not be suitable for students with restricted mobility.

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