Open throughout the year for school groups, from Reception through to Sixth Form, England’s tallest Tudor gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower, offers an exciting range of educational programmes. But don’t take our word for it – browse the comments below from happy students and staff!.

You and your staff made us feel so welcome and comfortable.  The entire experience was enjoyed by all the children and all the staff members too, we really had the most fabulous time.

We have recommended you to the other classes in our school,, showing them the wonderful subjects you can cover.  We look forward to seeing you again.

Class Teacher – Essex C of E Primary School

The children enjoyed the day so much!  The ladies were so knowledgeable and they engaged the chilren well.  Thank you for a great day.  We will certainly revisit.

Deputy Head

Essex Primary School – Meet the Ancestors – Year 5

“We had an excellent visit and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  We have recommended it back at school!  Thank you for having us”

South Woodham Ferrers Primary School – Year 6 Teacher

I would like to say an enormous thank you for making our day at Layer Marney Tower such an enjoyable and memorable one. The activities were accessible to every child and all of us, adults included, came away with a  much better understanding of Anglo Saxon life.  Many children commented that this was one of their most enjoable trips out of school.

Year 4 Teacher

Essex Primary School – Anglo Saxons

We had a great day and many of the children returned saying it was “the best trip we have ever been on” Thank you


Old Harlow Primary School – Romans

Hosts were really friendly, helpful and knowledgable.  Animals were an extra bonus!  All the children thoroughly enjoyed it as did the adults!

Thank you


Basildon Primary School – Vikings

We were very impressed with how the day was orgnaised and delivered.  The children were fully engaged at all times.  A fantastic day.  Thank you.


Chelmsford Primary School – Beauty and the Beast

The members of staff were very knowledgeable.  The activities were a good mixture of learning and practical tasks during the day.  The goods in the shop were good value.


Essex Primary School – Tudors

It was a super day perfectly pitched for our Year 3.  They loved the archery and weaving in particular.


Suffolk Primary School – Tudors

The trip was excellent.  The children learnt a fantastic amount and thoroughly enjoyed the day


Essex Primary School – Tudors

The children were engaged in the activities and the hands on approach really helped our 24 boys especially.  Feeding the lambs was an added treat too.  I would recommend the whole day to others.


Hornchurch Primary School – Stone Age

We had a lovely day and the children learnt lots in a fun way.  Fantastic resources helped to make the topic easier to engage with.


Essex Catholic Primary School – Tudors

Had a brilliant day, thought the delivery was excellent

Head Teacher

Essex Primary School – Tudor

A fantastic day! One of the best trips we have had!


A Tiptree Primary School – Bespoke day on buildings

Last year our Year 4’s thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Layer Marney Tower and we would therefor like to book again for this year


Suffolk Prep School – Tudors

The children loved it and i think with such a wide range of activities it appealed to all learning styles.  I heard a few children say it was the best trip ever.  My teaching colleagues who have not beenon a trip here before, also thought it was really great.  It was well organised and resourced so well in the afternoon.  I asked a couple of parents if they thought it was value for money and they said yes.

Deputy Head

Infant and Nursery School – Visited in October 2016