Kenwood House

School Trips @ English Heritage

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Book a free visit to Kenwood for a day of self-exploration of the site to suit your curriculum needs. A local site for schools in North London, or easily accessible by tube or bus, Kenwood is the perfect place to bring your teaching to life and inspire your students, with renowned Robert Adam interiors, exquisite artwork from the Old Masters, and the stunning landscape of Hampstead Heath to explore. From life in Georgian England, to Britain's role in the creation and abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, Kenwood boasts a variety of learning opportunities for school groups. Once you have booked your school trip, you are entitled to a free planning visit, to familiarise yourself with the site and see all that it has to offer.

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Kenwood. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils, these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• KENWOOD CONNECTIONS: LORD MANSFIED AND THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (KS3): £100 per class, session lasts for 1¾ hours
• KEEPING HOUSE: KENWOOD ABOVE AND BELOW STAIRS (KS1-2): £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours
• FACE TO FACE (KS1-2): £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours

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Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Bring learning to life outside of the classroom. Children can explore and learn for themselves at a ‘real’ historical site, developing their enquiry skills and independence, as well as key historical knowledge.
A visit to Kenwood is ideal for education groups of all ages and abilities, and with downloadable hazard information, and free on-site resources, it’s easy to plan a visit with your group in mind.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: Design, Painting.

Study the Robert Adams interiors and renowned art collection and use the paintings as inspiration for your own work. To enhance learning, book an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop:
• FACE TO FACE (KS1-2): Learn about the purpose, form and content of portraits and self-portraits, by looking at paintings by Rembrant, Reynold, and Vermeer, and examining how the Mansfield family liked to portray themselves. Then, dress up in the costumes of the time and create your own self-portraits. £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours

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Explore life in the Georgian and Victorian periods with a visit to Kenwood. To enhance learning, book an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop:
• KENWOOD CONNECTIONS: LORD MANSFIED AND THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (KS3): explore the emergence of the abolition movement of the 18th-century; including the significant individuals and groups and the arguments and methods they adopted to secure the eventual success of the campaign. £100 per class, session lasts for 1¾ hours
• KEEPING HOUSE: KENWOOD ABOVE AND BELOW STAIRS (KS1-2): discover the history of Kenwood and the Mansfield family. Get hands-on with daily activities to find out what life would have been like working in a country house, use 18th century methods to make butter and polish the silver, and learn about the food the family and their guests would have eaten. £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours

What activities are available during group visits?

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Cover a range of topics across the key stages:
KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality. The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
KS1 Art: Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Learn about the work of a range of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
KS2 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
KS2 Art & Design: Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas, learn about great artists, architects and designers in history
KS3 History: A local history study. The development of church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745. Ideas, political power, industry and empire in Britain 1745-1901
KS3 Art & Design: The history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day.
GCSE History: A study of the historic environment

For a hands-on, immersive experience, book a Discovery Visit workshop led by one of the site experts at Kenwood. At just £100 per session for up to 30 pupils, these workshops offer quality learning experiences outside of the classroom:
• KENWOOD CONNECTIONS: LORD MANSFIED AND THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE (KS3): explore the emergence of the abolition movement of the 18th-century; including the significant individuals and groups and the arguments and methods they adopted to secure the eventual success of the campaign. £100 per class, session lasts for 1¾ hours
• KEEPING HOUSE: KENWOOD ABOVE AND BELOW STAIRS (KS1-2): discover the history of Kenwood and the Mansfield family. Get hands-on with daily activities to find out what life would have been like working in a country house, use 18th century methods to make butter and polish the silver, and learn about the food the family and their guests would have eaten. £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours
• FACE TO FACE (KS1-2): Learn about the purpose, form and content of portraits and self-portraits, by looking at paintings by Rembrant, Reynold, and Vermeer, and examining how the Mansfield family liked to portray themselves. Then, dress up in the costumes of the time and create your own self-portraits. £100 per class, session lasts for 1½ hours

What size groups do you cater for?

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We accept groups of all sizes to the site, but there is a limit on the total site capacity, and recommend splitting larger groups into smaller ones when visiting the house. Access is on a first come first served basis. If you would like to book one of our Discovery Visit workshops, these are limited to a maximum of 30 pupils per session.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Yes, there is an education room that is free for schools to use when available. Please let the Education Bookings Team know if you would like to use this when making your booking.

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes, for more information please visit

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes - please confirm requirements for members of your group with additional needs when making your booking.


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