Educational Visits in Essex
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. The cost is £8.00 per child plus VAT (minimum charge £240 plus VAT) 1 adult per 10 children free, 1:1 support staff free. Any additional adults – £7 per person including VAT.
In 2016 we were delighted to have been given a Sandford Award. This is an independently judged and quality assured award for education in heritage sites. Some of the others to be given a Sandford Award the same year were; Beaulieu, Durham Cathedral, The Fitzwilliam Museum and Kensington Palace. The judge summed up her report saying “The day is well-paced, varied and includes many learning styles. The chldren are actively involved and encouraged to relate to what they have studied in school to the history of the site. The teachers can be assured of a warm welcome, a well organised day and a first rate learning experience for their pupils”.
Built in the 1520’s by Henry, Lord Marney, Privy Councillor to Henry VII and Henry VIII, he accompanied Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold, we are an ideal place to come and learn about Tudor life. However, we can offer more, providing days covering; Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Romans, Vikings, Anglo Saxons, Normans, Medieval, Egyptians, and Greeks.
The Education Team
Our Education Officer, Hilary Mynott, is a qualified teacher, specialising in practical, hands on exploration.
Hilary and the other Education team members are qualified and DBS checked. They can help you decide the schedule for the day and what education topics to cover during your visit.
We welcome pre-trip visits, telephone or email to make an appointment. For more information about the courses and our facilities you can email or call us on 01206 330 784.
Browse through our two education sections displayed below to learn more about booking your education trip at Layer Marney Tower.
“We had an excellent visit and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We have recommended it back at school! Thank you for having us”
The children absolutely loved the fact they could actually touch, hold and try on the knight’s clothing and armour. The archery was a huge success, as was climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the Tower.
Hilary and Jackie were both great and their knowledge and enthusiasm really helped to make the day so successful. the adults all enjoyed it too.
Year 2 Teacher .
“Although I would love to be constructive, there is very little I can suggest as to how to have improved the day we spent with you. The children were fascinated and fully engaged at all times. Without a doubt, we would recommend you to anyone after a historical, educational and fun experience. Hilary and Jackie were fantastic guides. Thank you greatly”
Year 4/5 Class Teacher
Loved the addition of the lambs being fed, a great extra to add to the children’s experience. Thank you all for a super day!
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