Schools and Education
We are very keen to encourage schools to visit the museum, and to this end a number of initiatives have been put into place to make the visit of school children both enjoyable and informative.
We welcome schools to the museum. With one of the best military history collections in the country and over 360 years of history at our fingertips there is something for all ages and curriculum topics.
Please contact the museum to plan your visit around your curriculum and Key Stages.
A show and tell session featuring objects from our collection can be provided by arrangement.
We also have a self-guided Activity Trail, which children of all ages can complete . It starts off giving the children an insight into the present-day uniforms then follows on with the history of the regiments from the earliest times to the present day.
The trail contains line drawings to be coloured, complete the missing letters and other activities. The answers will be found in the captions
We also provide a questionnaire where the children have to find various objects hidden within the museum.
Bring your own camera and take a photo of your children dressed in a real full dress jacket and bearskin cap or a present day combat helmet. This facility is only available for small parties.
We have seating areas within the museum grounds where the children can eat their lunch, before coming into the museum or moving on to another venue.
Plan your visit to coincide with Changing The Guard and you can view the soldiers forming up from Birdcage Walk, or head over to Buckingham Palace to watch the famous ceremony.
All museum staff are CRB checked and are knowledgeable on their subject.
Whilst there is no charge for children, we would expect a ratio of 1 teacher to every 15 children and whilst you are in the museum it is the teacher’s responsibility to exercise control over their pupils. There is no charge for our services but as we are an unfunded museum a donation would be gratefully accepted.