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Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Kenwood House – English Heritage

Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7JR. England

A neoclassical jewel on an 18th century gentleman’s estate, Kenwood is a unique feature in the modern London landscape. Highlights include the renowned Robert Adam interiors housing the exquisite artwork from the Old Masters, and the stunning landscape of Hampstead Heath featuring intriguing sculptures and architecture to explore. From life in Georgian England, to Britain’s role in the creation and abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, Kenwood has a variety of learning opportunities for school groups.

GBST OFFER – English Heritage have a fantastic offer for free Discovery Visits: Face to Face, Keeping House and Kenwood Connections for 30 pupils, see below for more information. This offer is applicable for schools with over 30% free school meals. Click ‘Apply Now’ for a chance to apply for this offer.

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 12.13MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 12.13MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Discovery Visits at Kenwood House

Discovery Visits at Kenwood House

Kenwood Connections

This workshop focuses on the transatlantic slave trade and the development of the abolitionist movement through the lens of two of Kenwood’s key residents – Lord Mansfield and Dido Belle. Students will put their ideas in context and have informed discussions about the significant individuals and groups involved in this moment in history.

Availability: Tuesdays. Sessions last for 1.75 hours.

Keeping House: Kenwood above and below stairs

Students explore the history of Kenwood and the lives of the Mansfield family in Georgian times. They will pretend to be servants, looking at the scale of the house and the symbols in the decoration, before going ‘below stairs’ to get hands-on with the day-to-day activities in the Old Kitchen.

Availability: Tuesdays. Sessions last for 1.5 hours.

Face to Face

Students will learn about the purpose, form and content of portraits and self-portraits as well as the powerful use of symbolism. Students can dress up on costumes to recreate a painting, look at the work of Rembrandt, Reynolds and other masters to analyse the techniques used by artists to tell a story to create their own self-portraits.

Availability: Tuesdays. Sessions last for 1.5 hours.

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Education at English Heritage

Inspire your students in the places where history really happened on a free self-led visit or an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop. The following offers are included as part of The Great British School Trip:

FREE SELF-LED VISITS

You can bring your class to any of our sites entirely free of charge. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools, as well as free planning visits to help you make the most out of your day. Use our free downloadable resources to help with your planning and risk assessment.

EXPERT-LED WORKSHOPS

Award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.

Venue Details

Contact

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kenwood/school-visits/

Address

Hampstead Lane, Hampstead
NW3 7JR. England

Opening Hours

House Opening Times: April-October: Wednesday 10-5pm November-March: Wednesday 10-4pm, Grounds Opening Times: April-October: Monday-Sunday 7-5pm November-March: Monday-Sunday 7-4pm