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

Please note that Elizabeth I & the Armada is no longer part of our educational programme and we hope to offer a new package in the near future.

We're sorry to say that, following the events of the last few years, we have made the difficult decision to remove ‘Elizabeth I and the Armada’ from our yearly calendar. We will be reviewing our education programming and hope to offer a new package to meet the needs of the National Curriculum and of schools in general.

We are extremely sorry for any disappointment this decision may cause, but feel the time is right to pursue other avenues in order to improve the visitor experience from both an educational and a child-friendly viewpoint.

Please watch this space for details of a new, exciting educational programme in the near future!

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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With designated picnic areas and bookable lunch room, there are options 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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