Learning

Local Victorian children working in the garden at Hughenden

Local Victorian children working in the garden at Hughenden

School visits

Whether you are looking for a self-guided school outing or a more structured visit, Hughenden has plenty to offer.

Teachers may book a free visit to come and see what we offer. Simply call us to arrange a time on 01494 755573 or email us.

Learning and discovery: what we can offer you

Victorian Life

Farnham School visit Hughenden, Buckinghamshire 

Our day exploring the house and gardens is excellent for children following the option Victorian Britain. In our discovery sessions, students handle artefacts and learn how to use them. Activities based in the garden and house involve role play and story-telling around contrasting themes of rich and poor, work and pleasure, men and women, and past and present.

The Mystery Visit: who lives here?

Volunteer Melvyn working with groups in the gardens 

Designed for Key Stage 2, students. Become detectives for the day and investigate the lives of the people who lived here. Servant or master, rich or poor, young or old, men or women, which one would you choose? The day’s activities are designed to give a background of historical content in which students can use their imaginations. Ideal for creative writing.

A Level: Bespoke visits

A sketch of Dizzy 

Designed to enhance AS and A2 modules in English and history, we can provide tailor-made tours to meet your individual needs. These talks are great for providing background information on Victorian England in literature, history, and architecture. Our intriguing WW2 story provides the opportunity to explore local and oral history, as well as sources, and new research.

Images of the map-makers at Hughenden Manor in the 1940s © David Watson

Images of the map-makers at Hughenden Manor in the 1940s

Key Stage 2: 1940s Britain

Uncover Hughenden's wartime history. Spend the day discovering our secret world and the important role of Hughenden during the war. Dig for victory and learn about the Home Front.

School-led activity days

Story-telling in the walled garden

Story-telling in the walled garden

We encourage schools to organise their own days using our woodland trails, expansive parkland, and formal and walled gardens.

Schools have used the grounds for special days such as story-telling, teddy bear picnics and orienteering in the woodland, mapping and following trails in the parkland. You are welcome to use our picnic orchard and study base during your visit.

Education Group Membership (EGM)

Education Group Membership is designed to allow education groups free entry to the National Trust for self-led days out. Email us for further details.

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