Key Stage 3

Conquest event at the Tower of London

1066 and the Norman Tower of London

Explore the White Tower, a magnificent keep, examining its exterior, defences and symbolic power as the great 'Norman fist on Anglo-Saxon soil'.

Key Stage 3 
Subject: History
Topics: Normans 
Session Type: Route-based

Secondary school students visit Hampton Court

Applying History at the Tower of London

Use historic artefacts to analyse how we know about the past and question to what extent this evidence can be trusted.

Key Stage 3 
Subject: History 
Topics:
Normans, Medieval, Tudors 
Session Type:
Object handling

Close-up detail of portcullis (metal bars) on a gateway at the Tower of London.

Richard III: Murderer or Misjudged?

It's 1485, two years after the mysterious disappearance of Edward IV's young sons. Question their uncle, Richard III, to discover what happened to them.

Key Stage 3
Subject: History
Topic: Medieval
Session Type: Route-based

Prisoner inscriptions in the Salt Tower

Imprisonment, execution and escape

Students will be guided around the Tower to investigate the unique conditions in which Elizabethan religious prisoners lived and died.

Key Stage 3
Subject: History
Topics: Crime and Punishment, Elizabethans, Tudors
Session Type: Route-based

Just a castle?

1000 years of history in a single day! Discover the changing functions and use of the Tower through critical examination of primary source material.

Key Stage 3 
Subject:
History
Topics: Normans, Tudors, Historic Environment 
Session Type: Depth study

Religious Prisoners: What makes a martyr?

New for January 2019
Students will explore real stories of religious oppression and strength in faith.

Key Stage 3
Subject: RE
Topics: Religion, Medieval, Tudors 
Session Type: Route-based

World War I: Espionage

Would you execute a spy? This is the decision faced by the judge in the 1914 trial of the first spy shot at the Tower.

Key Stage 3
Subject: History
Topics: Crime and Punishment, First World War 
Session Type: Route-based