Tales from the Tower

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

Be transported back in time with true tales and marvellous myths from the Tower of London’s colourful history! How do the stories of the Tower help us build a picture of life in England over the centuries? And how do we know what really happened here?

Led by a costumed presenter, this session explores the Tower’s different roles throughout history and encourages children to decide whether some of its stories are fact or fiction.

Learning objectives

Children will:

  • Understand the Tower’s role as a place of historic and national importance.
  • Be immersed in the stories of the Tower, in the locations where they happened.
  • Understand how we know about events in the past and learn to question sources of evidence.

National Curriculum links

This session supports:


  • A post 1066 study of relevant local history.
  • Understanding of how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Booking Information

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

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