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.
Our children thoroughly enjoyed their day and loved the ‘yucky’ details of Tudor life shared. Good range of Tudor activities offered. Thank you!
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.
A fantastic day! One of the best trips we have had!
Our class had a fantastic day at Layer Marney. Our tour up the Tower was brilliant, the guide was informative and fun with great control of the classes. We chose food, medicine and games – our favourite session was the games as it was the most practical. Lots of new information learned by all. Would definitely return.
Mixed Year 3/4 class teacher
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