Learning at Kingston Lacy

School children visiting a National Trust property

Kingston Lacy offers teachers the opportunity to provide their pupils with authentic experiences outside a classroom environment, including the chance to engage with real historical objects and discover fascinating life stories.

Learning with the National Trust

Kingston Lacy house is over 300 years old and is full of treasures ranging from ancient Egyptian artefacts to great Renaissance paintings collected by generations of the Bankes family.  Steeped in history, the house is set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by woodland and connected to a six acre Victorian Kitchen garden, with woodland walks and charming play areas. 

All year round, children can explore and discover the house and outdoors with exciting trails and activities.

You are welcome to bring your school for a self-led visit around the property and gardens and this would be fully covered by your National Trust Education Group Membership (EGM).  If you would like to book a self-led visit please email: groupbookingkingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk

The house and garden are open for you to enjoy, but at present we are unable to offer any additional facilities i.e. a private space for lunch.  If you are going to be visiting with a large class, we would be grateful if you could visit the house in small groups, as the rooms are not large. The house opens via timed tickets, these are bookable in advance via the What’s on page.

At Kingston Lacy we work closely with Dorset History Centre on a project called the Unlocking the Bankes Archive. They are currently developing learning resources linked to archive material from the Bankes' estate of Kingston Lacy and Corfe Castle. Take a look here to find out more>> http://bit.ly/2msqFpk



Write to: Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA

Telephone: 01202 639460

Email: groupbookingkingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk