Learning is fun on the River Wey © NT

Learning is fun on the River Wey

School visits

Our unique location means that you can arrange to arrive on foot, by boat, by rail (plus 10-minute walk) or by road. The learning team has devised a wide range of activities, each lasting an hour, to provide teachers and learners with an enjoyable, educational and stimulating experience. All our activities, led by the learning team, meet current national curriculum guidelines.


  • Learning about river flows © NT

    River studies

    Take a walk with our staff to see the effects of erosion, deposition, meanders and gauge flow rat...

  • Site tour © NT


    A site tour using our exhibits to explain how the river has been used to transport goods.


  • Victorian costume collection © NT

    Victorian Britain

    Try on Victorian costumes and bring alive characters who have lived or worked at Dapdune.

  • The handling collection © NT

    Historical enquiry

    Learn about things in the past with our handling collection - artefacts to touch and examine.


  • Pond dipping at Dapdune © NT


    Use special equipment to identify organisms in our creek-covering habitat, food chains, life cycl...

  • Bug hunting © NT


    Use a variety of trapping techniques to study the wealth of terrestrial invertebrates on our isla...

Get in touch to arrange your class visit © NT

Get in touch to arrange your class visit

Book your visit

Please arrange class visits in advance - it usually helps if a teacher makes a free introductory visit. Call 01483 561389, ask for Pam or Kathryn or email us.

School visits tend to take place between March and October, and cost £1.50 per child/session, plus £1.50 entry to the wharf (EGM members and accompanying adults have free entry).