Conisbrough Castle School Trips
English Heritage has 400 sites full of exciting stories and a school visit to any of them will give your pupils an inspiring and authentic experience.
From prehistoric sites and Roman forts, to the site of William the Conqueror's epic victory, from where the English Civil Wars were fought to the co-ordination point for the evacuation of Dunkirk beaches, we can help you create unique and memorable learning experiences that support the National Curriculum across a wide range of subjects and all key stages.
Why are English Heritage great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Conisbrough is perfect for school day trips with its recently completed dedicated education room, combined with FREE self led visits, or our expert led Discovery Visits, which will enable your pupils to discover the varied role and significance of the site throughout history.
The keep's three floors are inhabited by larger than life wall projected characters, plus models, plans and audio visual displays to enjoy.
History - From it's connections to William the Conqueror to the War of the Roses.
Geography - The Castles setting within its historic landscape and the geographic location of the castle
Design & technology - The unique design of the castle keep, and the castles setting within the historic landscape
Meet the Medievals (KS1-3) - Explore the lives of the people who lived and worked here. Pupils will enjoy investigating artefacts from the past, to discover what life was like in a medieval castle.
Tales from the Keep (KS1-3) - Why was a Castle built at Conisbrough? Using enquiry skills, pupils will interpret evidence and discover the function and role of the castle, including the lives of past residents.
What size groups do you cater for?
We cater for groups of varying sizes, with the education room capacity of up to approximately 35 people and the site as a whole holding 120.
Is there first aid on site?
We have trained first aiders on site.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Parking for disabled visitors available outside Visitor Centre. Please call the site before visiting for details (01709 863329).
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