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 visited last year and the experience was very good. However, this year the experience was even better due to the change in activities. The archaeological dig was very informative (delivered by Hilary) as well as the afternoon talk (and handling of wooly mammoth tusks and bones etc). Hilary was very well informed and engaged all children with her extensive knowledge of the past and the Stone Age.
Well done Hilary – we will definitely be be booking again next year.
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 day was a fantastic experience for the year group. As we were studying the Tudors, to be able to walk around the grounds and into several buildings was brilliant. The guides that we had were extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering questions and providing history lessons on the subject we chose. I would recommend Layer Marney Tower as it was a great educational day out and everyone really enjoyed the experience.
Year 5 Class Teacher
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.
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