School visits to the medieval castle

School Visits

History really comes alive at Hedingham Castle. It’s an extraordinary, exciting and most importantly memorable place for students at any level of study, and for younger scholars visits can be linked to Stages 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum. We welcome visits from schools on Wednesdays during our open season, broadly speaking from April to October. Visits can only be arranged up to 4 months in advance. Talks are available from historian Jane Greatorex geared specifically to your age group, and a special introduction to medieval archery can be booked with Master Graeme who has a fascinating display of armour piercing arrowheads which your students can pick up and handle.

In the spring, summer and autumn Hedingham’s history becomes tangible with Hands on the Past, a group of historical interpreters who create Living History specifically for school groups to take part in. To book one of these, or for more information, please get in touch with Mandy London at or visit Dates for 2016 are the 15th to the 17th of March, 6th to the 15th June and the 27th to the 29th of September.