We are delighted to announce that the Hall has a Sandford Award for Heritage Education, a fitting accolade to the dedication, hard work and professionalism of the volunteers who present the Educational Activities at the Hall.
Schools are shown around the Hall in class-sized groups by experienced guides who are mostly ex-teachers; the tours last for about an hour and a quarter / half.
If schools are taking part in one of the Tudor Activity Days, during the afternoon they experience life in a Tudor House both ‘below’ stairs in the Kitchen and on the estate and ‘above’ stairs in the Great Chamber with appropriate costumes for each activity.
Key Stages One and Three pupils will have specially adapted tours of the Hall, see details on the pages linked to the specific Key stages below.
Some indoor accommodation is available for picnic lunches, should the weather be poor.
A new DVD suitable primarily for Key Stage 3, but also for older Key Stage 2 pupils, is now available entitled ‘The Manhunters’ . It is 68 minutes long, made by Harvington Hall re-enactors and volunteers, telling the story of the search for priests in a house similar to Harvington. The story starts with a courier meeting a newly arrived priest at the coast, an interview with Queen Elizabeth I, searches and interrogations at the house. There are accompanying teachers notes, the pack is available from the Hall (01562 777846) and costs £7.50.
See the links below for more information on our schools activity programme:
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS & BOOKING FORM
Harvington Hall is an unaltered structure which gives a true picture of what a Tudor House would have been like, with authentic Elizabethan wall paintings and the best surviving series of priests’ hiding places in the country. It is suitable for both full and half day educational visits for a tour of the Hall, alternatively the tour may be enhanced with Tudor activities suitable for various age groups that fit into local histoty studies.
Below you will find downloadable documents with all the necessary information for arranging a visit to the Hall.
KEY STAGE ONE
Harvington Hall provides an ideal visit for children to discover their local history as well learning about significant events and people in the past. We also have resources to support learning about Toys in the Past.
Below you will find a downloadable PDF document with all the necessary information about a Key stage 1 visit to the Hall. More about Key stage 1 includes pre and post visit activity ideas.
KEY STAGE TWO
Harvington Hall is an ideal place for children to explore Tudor life and times, as well as being a house of significant local history.
Below you will find downloadable documents with lots of information to help with the visit, including ideas for pre and post visits, details about people significant to the Hall’s history and relevant illustrations of life in a Tudor house.
KEY STAGE THREE
Harvington Hall provides an ideal visit for pupils to explore the life and times of Nicholas Owen and the topic of the persecuted church. It is an excellent venue to enhance any topic on Tudors as well as an ideal venue to explore local history.
Below you will find information about Key stage 3 visits to the Hall, and about significant people connected with the Hall; you might also like to look at the comprehensive Resource Pack in the Key Stage 2 section.
A new DVD is available entitled ‘The Manhunters’ , it is 68 minutes long, made by Harvington Hall re-enactors and volunteers, telling the story of the search for priests in a house similar to Harvington.The story starts with a courier meeting a newly arrived priest at the coast, an interview with Queen Elizabeth I, searches and interrogations at the house. There are accompanying teachers notes, the pack is available from the Hall (01562 777846) and costs £7.50.