Learning at Penrhyn Castle

Children learning in the Victorian Kitchens

Penrhyn Castle is brimming with history and crammed full of quirky things to discover. There are so many secrets to unearth and we're still finding new things every day. So get your thinking caps on, prepare your inquisitive minds and join us to investigate our intriguing curiosities.


Pre-book our schools guided tour and discover the treasures of Penrhyn Castle or bring the group and let them explore themselves.
Pre-booking needed for both type of visits. School guided tour £1 per child. Normal admission prices apply.
For more information please ring 01248 353084.

Get inspired

Talk to our friendly room guides, who'll be happy to share their enthusiasm for Penrhyn Castle.
For us, every day is a day of exciting discoveries and stimulating learning experiences.
So come along, join in and be inspired.

Secrets to uncover

From seed sowing to blackcurrant planting in the secret garden - you'll find something for everyone to do. Join our outdoor learning team for hours of discovery and fun activities.

Don't forget

  • Explore the castle story with our house trail
  • Get hands on with our living history experiences
  • Be a 50 things explorer
  • Share our story
Penrhyn Castle began as a medieval fortified manor house built way back in 1438. So with almost 600 years of rich history, this is one story that's definitely not getting old.
Our room guides are on hand to help you discover how the family and the servants co-existed in the separate worlds of upstairs and downstairs.

Bittersweet history

Our knowledgeable learning assistants host talks for Welsh Baccalaureate students revealing the bitter backdrop to the castle's history.
Learn how the local wealth of the Pennant family came from the profits made from the sugar plantation in Jamaica and how it affected the many people involved.

Self-led visits

Why not discover Penrhyn Castle in your own time? Visit the luxurious interiors, discover the historic walled garden or explore the ground, all under your own steam.

Contact us

To reserve your visit or if you have any questions or need further information, please email our learning team or call us on 01248 353084.