Learning and Schools at Osterley

We offer a range of informal and formal learning activities, from formal led school sessions to self-guided downloadable packs. With acres of parkland, formal gardens and a Georgian mansion, we’re committed to bringing Osterley’s rich history to life and making learning fun

Our varied Learning programme is designed to support the National Curriculum in history, science, geography and maths. For full details of the sessions, drop us an email and we'll send you an information pack.

Please note these sessions must be booked in advance. 

Led Sessions

Victorian Servants (KS1 & KS2, 2 hour session)
Get in costume and step back in time to experience life below stairs in 1889. You’ll help Osterley’s housekeeper, Mrs Bunce, with her tasks as she prepares the house for a grand party. Will your group be up to the job? 

Minibeast Hunt  (KS1 & KS2, 1.5 hour session)
Discover all creatures great and small with this hands-on session in our beautiful parkland.  All bug hunting equipment is provided.

What’s In A Picture (KS1 & KS2, 1.5 hour session)
Explore Osterley’s art collection and learn how the artists created their masterpieces. Then create your own work of art! 

Creativity in a Natural Environment (KS1, KS2 & KS3, 1.5 hour session)
Explore the Gardens to get inspired by its colours, sounds and scents to creat artwork and learn how to connect with nature. Older children will also write a Haiku poem.    

Self- led sessions

Map Reading (KS1 & KS2, 1.5 hour session)
Test your Map Reading and enquiry skills as you navigate a trail around Osterley’s grounds. 

You can book a visit to run your own learning session at Osterley any time of year. 

To help you, we’ve designed three Teacher’s Packs, aimed at KS1 & KS2 groups with everything you need to explore Osterley’s house and estate at your own pace.  Each pack is tied to an area of the curriculum and includes printable resources and activities to run a science, maths, history or geography session. 

Bookings must be made in advance here, call us on 020 8232 5069 or email to check available dates.

The Studybase offers classroom space to visiting school groups

Classroom space at Osterley

Use of our fully equipped classroom is free with any booked school session or it can be hired to educational groups from £100 per day. Contact us to find out more.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact our team to see how we can support your group’s visit.  

Our Team

Our team of friendly and experienced Learning volunteers support our led sessions.  

For bookings and enquiries, please contact us on 020 8232 5069 or email.  

We look forward to meeting you!