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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.

Testimonials

We thought it was good value, local to us and we will return in future years.

Year 5/6 Teacher

October 2018

A Harwich Primary School – Tudors

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

Teacher

Old Harlow Primary School – Romans

We have just got back from our trip and the kids were smiling and very happy following their adventure to Layer Marney Tower.  I thought I would take the time to say thank your for your help organising, presenting and inspiring the children.  Jackie and Hilary were superb guides.  They immediately gained the children’s respect and presented the information in an informative and engaging way.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself too, as did the other staff.

Year 5 Teacher, Canvey Island Primary School – Tudors

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

Teacher


Suffolk Prep School – Tudors

For more testimonials click here.

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