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.

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.

Plan your school visit

Our team

Our Learning Officer Emma runs our Education programme, assisted by a brilliant team of friendly and knowledgeable Volunteers.
You can contact Emma on 01765 643196 or send her an email.
School children drawing

Architectural design competition for schools 

Find out more about an exciting opportunity for primary school pupils aged 9-11 years to design a temporary art installation for Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal.

Workshops for Schools

girls working on abbey green

Self-led visits at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal 

We have plenty of resources to help you explore this beautiful place.