Learning at Fountains Abbey

National Trust Education Officer and a school group at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, North Yorkshire

From the grand ruins of the medieval abbey to the elegant beauty of the Georgian water gardens, Fountains Abbey cannot fail to inspire.

What we offer

History, art, literacy, science, even maths can all be given new inspiration through our learning workshops and skilled guides.

You can book a self-led school visit, or a workshop session which our team will lead.

Contact our Booking Coordinator on 01765 643197 or email to make a booking. Or speak to our Learning Officer on the contact details below if you'd like to find out more.

Scripted drama gives a greater insight to the abbey history
Students acting among the abbey ruins
Scripted drama gives a greater insight to the abbey history

School workshops

Discover our fantastic workshops for primary and secondary schools; we've sessions to suit all key stages from EYFS to KS4.

Whether you experience a day in the life of a monk, make a felt masterpiece or go pond dipping, den building or geocaching, we offer wonderful opportunities for creative learning.

Self led activities

Plan your school visit

Our team

Our Learning Officer Janet runs our Education programme, assisted by a brilliant team of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers.

You can contact Janet on 01765 643196 or send her an email.