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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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The Auckland Project

58 Kingsway, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7JF. England

Comprising no less than 8 attractions including Auckland Castle, the Spanish Gallery, and the Faith Museum, The Auckland Project is a unique collection of heritage attractions, galleries, gardens, and parkland in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. They offer creative and immersive workshops and educational visits for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools. Sessions are based on a multisensory, object-based approach and can be adapted to meet the needs of students and teachers, including students with SEND.

The Aukland Project is offering a full-day workshop for the price of a half-day workshop for GBST schools. Simply email, or call (01388) 660270 to book.

Please quote ‘The Great British School Trip’ to receive your discount. To be eligible, schools must have 30% of their pupils on free school meals, or be in one of these postcode areas: DL2, DL4, DL12, DL13, DL14, DL15, DL16, DL17. Workshops must take place in the 23/24 academic year. Scroll to find out more.

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 13.1MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 13.14MB 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.

Multiple Attractions

Multiple Attractions

Discover Auckland Castle, Galleries and Gardens.
The Auckland Project is a unique collection of heritage attractions, galleries, gardens and parkland in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Their attractions tell a remarkable story of faith, art and power, and Bishop Auckland’s surprising connection with the Golden Age of Spanish art.

With no less than 8 different attractions, The Auckland Project offers something for everyone.

Auckland Castle – One of the best-preserved bishops’ palaces in Europe.

The Spanish Gallery – Immerse yourself in the Spanish Golden Age at the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain.

Mining Art Gallery – Step into another world of life in the coal mines.

Auckland Tower – Climb high to see far – the 29 metre Tower with its 15m viewing platform offers 360° views.

Gardens and Grounds – Complete your visit with some time outdoors; relax in over 150 acres of historic parkland.

Weardale Railway – Take a ride on our heritage passenger service to enjoy stunning views of Weardale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Faith Museum – Be one of the first to visit this unique museum and discover stories of faith in Britain spanning 6,000 years.

Kynren – An open-air extravaganza of amazing performances and epic adventures for all the family.
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Educational Workshops

The Auckland Project offers creative and immersive workshops across a unique range of visitor attractions.

Ages 5-11
Workshops for this age are all half-day sessions, but full-day sessions can be created with a mix and match of sessions such as:

  • Castle explorers
  • Terrific Tudors
  • Glass painting
  • World War 2
  • Exploring Christianity
  • Exploring Buddhism
  • Planet protectors

Ages 11-19
Workshops are tailored to bespoke teacher and student requirements. Topics include:

  • History
  • Art
  • Religion and Worldviews
  • Photography
  • Media
  • English
  • Geography
  • Horticulture
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Venue Details



58 Kingsway, Bishop Auckland
DL14 7JF. England

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday during term time