School children busy in the Learning Room © National Trust

School children busy in the Learning Room

Learn at Lanhydrock

Lanhydrock provides a wonderful environment for cross-curricular learning with:

  • An atmospheric house presented as if the Victorians still live here
  • Opportunities to handle artefacts and replicas to bring history to life
  • A large estate where children can explore the natural world
  • A learning room for activity sessions


Guided school visits

A school group visit Lanhydrock in costume © National Trust

Our experienced team of education guides lead school groups on tours of the house which bring to life different aspects of Victorian Lanhydrock.

Guided school visits

Imagine washing dishes all day in this lead-lined Scullery sink © John Browning

Discover the daily life of Lanhydrock's servants with a guided tour around the kitchen and servants' bedrooms.

Guided school visits

Toys in the Day Nursery © National Trust

Find out what life was like for the ten Victorian children at Lanhydrock, with a guided visit around the nursery rooms.

Guided school visits

What the Victorians said... © National Trust

What was it like owning and living in Lanhydrock? Find out on a guided tour of the rooms used by Lord and Lady Robartes.

Self-guided visits

Schoolchildren in Victorian costume enjoy a visit at Lanhydrock

School groups are welcome to self-guide on pre-booked free-flow sessions, with teachers leading their pupils around the house.


Work experience

A work experience student gets to grips with our retail operation

We offer work experience placements to secondary school and higher education pupils which provide an insight into how a heritage site is run.

Contact the property office for more details.

School bookings

All school visits must be booked in advance.

For more information or to make a booking, contact us on 01208 265960 or download our booking form and email it to us.

Admission charges for schools

To take part in the education programme at Lanhydrock we recommend schools take out 'education group membership', currently between £37.50 and £93 per year depending on school size. This is very good value and entitles the whole school to free admission to the property for a year.

Education group membership can be taken out on the day of your visit.

Otherwise, charges are as follows: Per child - £5 (for group of 15 or more) and £10 per accompanying adult.