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Colonel Blood and the Crown Jewels (SEND)

about this session

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) | Subject: History | Topic: Stuarts | Session type: Classroom-based

This interactive session explores the dramatic, real-life story of the attempted theft of the crown jewels by Colonel Blood in 1671.

Using multi-sensory props and replica objects, students will be immersed in the events leading up to the moment Colonel Blood was caught. Can they guess what happened to him after the plot was foiled?

The session is delivered by a presenter trained in supporting students with special educational needs. It takes place inside our learning centre and includes the following:

  • Singing and rhymes
  • Object handling
  • Dancing and games
  • Drama and role-play

Learning objectives

Students will:

  • Re-enact one of the Tower's most dramatic stories.
  • Be empowered to use their senses to explore a new historic environment.
  • Develop social and emotional skills.

This session is suitable for students with MLD and SLD, aged between 6 and 16 years, who attend special schools or units. Please note that the presenter will be in costume unless the school requests otherwise.

Unfortunately due to fire safety policy relating to our learning spaces, we can only accept up to two wheelchair users in any one session.

Booking Information

Wednesday 11 October
Thursday 9 November
Tuesday 28 November
Tuesday 5 December 
Tuesday 16 January
Wednesday 7 February 
Thursday 7 March
Wednesday 20 March 
Tuesday 30 April 
Wednesday 12 June 
Thursday 4 July 

10.30, 13.00

75 minutes


Up to 10 students plus additional accompanying adults.
We aim to be as flexible as possible, and would be happy to discuss class size further with you at point of booking.


£70, includes admission

We also offer sessions developed for groups with a mix of moderate learning needs. At The Tower of London these are Pirate Prisoners MLD (KS2) and The White Tower and The Normans (KS3).

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