A step back in time for learners of all ages

Through role-play and immersive learning, pupils can discover over 1000 years of history in this castle location and intriguing stories of Worcestershire’s past.

Whether it’s a lesson with the school teacher in the Victorian Schoolroom, or meeting the servants in the Scullery, children will find out first-hand what life was really like in historic Worcestershire. From costume to caravans, travel to toys there is something for all ages to explore.

“Hartlebury is really great. There’s so much to see and do”
KS1 teacher

Why bring your class to Hartlebury?

A visit to Hartlebury Castle can bring learning to life by providing sensory experiences of handling real objects, looking at genuine works of art and artefacts and exploring an historic building. All of our activities are led by experienced staff and support specific schemes of work whilst also helping pupils to make cross-curricular links between different subject areas.

Bringing the Museum to You

You can also access the county collection through loans boxes or find out more about how we can create the experience of a Museum in Your Classroom.

Local Schools Package

We are very aware of the high cost of coach travel to transport children to educational visits and have devised a package which allows children from local schools to be dropped off at and collected from Castle by parents.

We welcome the children from 8.45am. The day begins with assembly in our beautiful chapel and continues with activities in the Bishop’s House based on the theme chosen for the day. Children are collected at whatever time your normal school day would finish. All sessions are led by qualified teachers who volunteer at Hartlebury Castle, managed by a former Worcestershire LA Adviser.

Further sessions are in development and we would be happy to speak to teachers about specific themes for the future.

The cost for an Education Day at Hartlebury Castle is £150 plus £3.85 per child.

Find out more:

To find out more about our roleplay and emmersive learrning offers for schools and education groups, please visit the Worcestershire County Museum website.

If you would like further information about our Local Schools Package or to discuss the potential for the development of a session to meet your curriculum needs, please call the HCPT office on 01299 250797 and your query will be directed to the volunteer education team, who will respond to you directly.