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Whitby Abbey – English Heritage

Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT. England

A school visit to Whitby Abbey is a unique experience. Having endured coastal erosion and stormy weather, destruction during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the rule of King Henry VIII and shellfire from German naval ships during the First World War, Whitby Abbey remains an iconic landmark along the North Yorkshire coastline. But what was life like at the founding monastery during the 7th century?

GBST OFFER – English Heritage have a fantastic offer for a free Discovery Visit: ‘The Whitby Abbey Story’ for 30 pupils. 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
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 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.

Book via The Great British School Trip and your school will be automatically entered into our fantastic competition! See details below.

Discovery Visit at Whitby Abbey

Discovery Visit at Whitby Abbey

The Whitby Abbey Story

Discover why Whitby Abbey was founded here and how it has changed through time. Your class will investigate evidence of Anglo-Saxon monastery, learn about what archaeological techniques can tell us about the past, and explore what life was like in the later Benedictine monastery, imagining what it was like to be a monk.

Availability: 1 November to 16 February: Wednesday to Friday during term time, 17 February to 31 October: Monday to Friday during term time. Sessions last for 1.25 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/whitby-abbey/schools/

Address

Abbey Lane, Whitby
YO22 4JT. England

Opening Hours

April-October: Monday-Sunday 10-5pm. Discovery Visits available Monday-Friday November-March: Wednesday-Sunday 10-4pm