School Visits

With a history spanning nearly 700 years, Penshurst Place can provide a valuable resource to explore history through the ages. To ensure that you have a productive day out of the classroom, there are also plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular work, all in one place, including aspects of Learning for Life, Geography, Science and PE. For overseas and foreign language students wanting to learn more about British history and culture, Penshurst Place is also a valuable historical and cultural resource.

 

Gardens Only

The Gardens & Grounds of Penshurst Place provide a perfect place to study the Natural Sciences with a wide variety of plants including an ancient ginkgo biloba tree, orchards and signs of much biodiversity. Tours are available, with outdoors learning facilities including the Woodland Trail.

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House Only

Penshurst Place offers a number of specialised private House tours for schools. Take a tour behind the scenes and learn how the State Rooms are cleaned and conserved or choose to tailor your House tour; our guides, many of whom were teachers, will tailor the tour to suit the age and curriculum interest of the school group.

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House & Gardens

Take a day trip to almost 700 years ago and experience both the medieval manor House and Elizabethan Gardens with a combined guided school tour.

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Tudor History Week

An annual living history presentation held in mid-march.  Meet Queen Elizabeth I as she arrives at Penshurst Place during her Royal Progress at this very difficult time. Her troops are preparing to combat the Armada, but is Her Majesty here for more personal reasons and to meet a suitor?

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Bushcraft Courses

With a woodland base for school courses on the Penshurst Place Estate, have a real outdoor adventure with The Bushcraft Company from February to July.

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Lunches

With designated picnic areas, a Garden Restaurant, Porcupine Pantry cafe and bookable lunch room, there are plenty of places for your school group to enjoy lunch.

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School Rates

Learn more about school admission and school bookings at Penshurst Place.

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School Downloads

Designed to give you useful information to plan the perfect visit, download our group brochure, school booking form and useful teacher resources.

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