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.
Everyone was very impressed today – pupils and adults alike. We have some challenging pupils and to see so many of the often disinterested or easily distracted children so engaged, was very impressive. The look on their faces as they experienced the building and environment was lovely to see. In terms of recommendations? ! The whole day was so enjoyable, interesting and fulfilling that I cannot imagine that anything else could be included or improved. We all loved it. Thank you so much.
Year 4 Teacher
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.
We loved the day! The children were inspired and excited by everything they took part in. The day was well paced and the staff were fantastic!! Our children were thrilled by the trip and the work they produced once back in school, displayed clearly how much they enjoyed it. Thank you so much Layer Marney Tower
Year 1 Teacher
Course taken – George and the Dragon
The trip was excellent. The children learnt a fantastic amount and thoroughly enjoyed the day
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