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.
“Very friendly team from booking, correspondence and ease on the day. Good facilities at Layer Marney Tower, all very clean. Group Leaders both excellent with children and adults. Range of activities very good. All children enjoyed the trip.
Many thanks for another great trip”
Class Teacher – January 2020
Super day! Excellent, relevant information and activities. We loved it.
Thank you again.
Class Teacher January 2020
Thank you so much for having us on Monday for our School Trip. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day.
Please can you also pass on our thanks to Hilary for being such an excellent leader. The children learnt so much and were totally captivated by her explanations of Tudor life and architecture.
Class Teacher – May 2019
“The trip was perfect for our Year 3 children. The fact we were the only group using the facilities meant the children were safe and secure at all times. As teachers this meant we could put all of our focus into the activities. The children were engaged at all times and the teaching was perfect for their age. The facilities were also great for our wheelchair user”
Year 3 Teacher – April 2019
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