Tales from The Tower

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 – can we separate fact from fiction?

This session explores the Tower’s role as a prison, a palace and a fortress. A costumed presenter will give a chronological overview as well as an insight into the reigns of key monarchs and lives of prisoners throughout the Tower’s 1000 year history.

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 our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

National Curriculum links
This session supports:

  • Developing chronological awareness and understanding of historical events and the impact that significant figures have made on our country's past.
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • A study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

Booking Information

Monday to Friday
10.30, 12.00, 13.30
1 hour
Up to 35 children
£95 plus admission

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