The Lady's Royal Arrivals

Digital Mission

Digital Mission

About this session

Key Stage 2 | Subject: History | Topics: Medieval | Session Type: Digital Mission

It's 1290 and King Edward is coming back to the Tower with his beloved wife Queen Eleanor. Their servant Lady Margery needs your help to prepare! 

You'll travel round the Medieval Palace getting everything ready for their arrival. Hurry, if King Edward arrives before the Tower is ready, Lady Margery might find herself out of a job…or worse!

Learning Objectives
Children will:

  • Understand the Tower’s role as a palace
  • Examine the features of a Medieval palace, including interior decoration
  • Know the different uses for a king’s bedchamber

National Curriculum Links
This session supports:

  • Encouraging pupils to use the Tower of London as a primary source to weigh historical evidence. 

About Digital Missions

Digital missions are character-led adventures that encourage pupils to navigate and observe the palace spaces while solving challenges on an iPad.

Pupils are encouraged to use the palace as a primary source to weigh historical evidence. Working as part of a team, they will develop their perspective and judgement by exploring particular palace spaces in more detail.

Your school group will be shown a 'How to do a mission' film at the start and issued with one iPad between two pupils.


Booking information

11.30, 12.45 and 13.15
Approximately one hour
£2 per pupil, plus £3.95 admission

Book your school visit

Classroom resources

Film 1 - Before your visit

Film 2 - After your visit

The Lady's Royal Arrivals: Teacher Toolkit

Lesson Ideas and Resources to support your classroom learning before and after your visit.

Download Teacher Toolkit