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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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Lyddington Bede House – English Heritage

Blue Coat Lane, Lyddington, Leicester, LE15 9LZ. England

Enhance your history studies with a free educational visit to this beautiful house near Leicester. It was once the wing of a palace owned by the Bishops of Lincoln and then became an alms-house used from the 1600’s to the 1930s. The church is next door and the picturesque village it is situated in will make it a valuable and inspiring day out for your pupils.

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

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.

The Competition!

The Competition!

As part of The Great British School Trip, we are offering some fantastic prizes, including:

  • –  £50 for 10 schools to spend in their shops online or at site
  • –  One free Discovery Visit workshop for your school up to the value of £200
  • –  A bespoke session tailored to your learning in school or at an English Heritage site with one of our Education Visits Officers

All schools that book a school trip to an English Heritage site via The Great British School Trip bursary process will be automatically entered!

For full competition T&Cs please see here


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:


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.


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



Blue Coat Lane, Lyddington, Leicester
LE15 9LZ. England

Opening Hours

April - October: Wednesday - Sunday, 10-5pm. November - March: No bookings can be taken at the current time.