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Find out what life was like for children in these quirky homes © Phil Barnes

Find out what life was like for children in these quirky homes

Visiting the Rock Houses

Join us at the Rock Houses for a school visit with a difference. Explore these unique cave dwellings, trying on Victorian costumes, handling real objects and having a go at some of the daily chores such as the laundry and making rag rugs. 

A range of tours and workshop sessions are available to book.

Outdoor learning

Building dens develops a range of skills..and is great fun!

Building dens develops a range of skills..and is great fun!

With beautiful and accessible forest, and nationally rare heathland habitat, Kinver Edge is the perfect place to take pupils outdoors and into nature. Schools can hire Explorer Backpacks stocked with bug-hunting gear, ID cards, binoculars and more, to engage children first-hand with many National Curriculum Science topics and have a fun-filled day of learning outside the classroom.

Planning your trip

  • Coach parking available a short walk from the Rock Houses
  • Rock Houses are wheelchair accessible, as are some areas of the surrounding Kinver Edge countryside
  • Lunch can be eaten in the tea-room or picnic outdoors
  • Schools can book private tours of the Rock Houses on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays when they are closed to the public

Become a member

Taking out Education Group Membership (EGM) entitles your whole school to benefit from reduced rates for National Trust School visits, such as free tours of the Rock Houses for your whole class.

Booking a visit

Have a go at rag rug making

If you're interested in booking a school session either at the Rock Houses or in your school please contact Laura Broadhurst on

01562 712 822

or email

laura.broadhurst@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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