Victorian servant Key Stage 2 sessions

Learn about how people lived in the past © Sylvaine Poitau

Learn about how people lived in the past

Ever wondered what life was like for a domestic servant in Victorian times?

At what age did you start work?

How early did a kitchen maid have to get up in the morning?

Find out the answers to these questions and more whilst you try your hand at beating carpets; all under the watchful eye of resident housekeeper 'Mrs Bunce'.

Mini beasts in the park

The park holds many beasties to be discovered © Andrew Butler

The park holds many beasties to be discovered

Join us on a mini-beast hunt.

This fun-packed session involves pupils investigating the insect life in our grounds. This activity includes first-hand investigation of woodland leaf litter, species classification and recording - all set in the beautiful and well-maintained gardens.

Outdoor education area

Where does your food come from? © National Trust

Where does your food come from?

New this year, you can book in with the education team to use our new outdoor classroom. Teach pupils about the food chain, and how plants grow and how we harvest them.

Give children first-hand experience of growing fresh produce and learning where our meals come from.

Contact us

If you'd like to arrange a visit, call us on 020 8232 5050 and ask to speak to the learning and interpretation officer or email us.

We love working with schools and teachers

How can we help your class?

How can we help your class?

We aim to help teachers, community group leaders and lecturers make the most of their visit by providing a memorable and fun experience in an exceptional environment.

We provide a broad, balanced range of themed programmes geared to meeting the National Curriculum and college syllabus requirements.

Something for all ages

Primary schools

Learning outside the classroom is a big hit with the pupils © Amie Angell

For groups of up to 70 pupils, we offer a series of half and full-day activities designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2. Activities can be adapted to your group's specific needs.

Secondary schools

Finding out about renewable energy at Gibson Mill © James Dobson

We can alter our programme to suit the needs of secondary schools. We can also help produce a programme to meet the specific requirements of a group. Osterley is also an ideal location for student-organised events.

Field trips

Getting creative with felt making © National Trust

Full or half-day field trips are available for college and university students. Please let us know if you wish to arrange a self-directed visit.

Study base

Perfect for your field trip

Perfect for your field trip

Located in the stable block, the study base accommodates up to 60 people and is equipped with tables, chairs, visual aids and educational resources.

It has tea and coffee-making facilities and is ideal for eating packed lunches in wet weather. It offers a perfect base for field trips, training days and meetings, and is available 7 days a week.

All teachers and group leaders can arrange a free preliminary visit to the base.

Community groups

We encourage community groups to use the park. Activities include art, games afternoons, pond dipping and treasure hunts. We also offer programmes for most badge work and award schemes and holiday activities.