Planning your self-led visit

Outdoor learning

We welcome teachers who want to use the National Trust Bristol portfolio as a learning space for their students. Whether you want to bring students to learn about history or just fancy delivering a literacy session with a difference, all learning experiences are encouraged.


Forest schools

The woodland areas of Tyntesfield are perfect for forest school groups.

There is plenty of space to feel secluded while still being close to our facilities.

School visits

Why not bring your class to engage with Tyntesfield's Victorian garden or extensive woodland? The house is currently closed for self-led visits. 

Self-led visits are free of charge if your group has Education Group Membership, otherwise usual admission charges apply. Booking is essential, please contact the Bristol portfolio learning team and ask for a booking form.

We have a number of resources for self-led groups including our new nineteenth century literature trail which is aimed at Key Stage 4 English Literature students and our Iron Age Loan  Box which is tailored to KS2 pupils. Access to these resources is free when you book a school trip using a valid Education Group Membership (EGM) For more information about EGM, see below. 

Room hire is also available on request, prices may vary.

Find out about Victorian history on a school visit to Tyntesfield
School visit in the Billiard Room in Tyntesfield
Find out about Victorian history on a school visit to Tyntesfield

What is Education Group Membership?

Education Group Membership is specially designed to allow education groups free entry to most places cared for by the Nationl Trust. This type of membership is for not-for-profit groups or home educators whose members, pupils or students are in full-time education.

Education Group Membership, or EGM, is an annual membership fee costing between £50 and £150. Prices differ depending on the number of pupils in the group.

EGM group leaders are entitled to a free pre-visit to Tyntesfield to create risk assessments, visualise the site and meet with a member of the Bristol portfolio learning team, if requested. These visits should be booked in advance with the Bristol portfolio learning team.

What if my group doesn't have EGM?

Education groups without EGM pay the normal admission charges for adults and children to visit Tyntesfield. These can be found on the homepage under 'prices'.

Risk Assessments

We advise education groups to complete their own risk assessments in advance of the visit to ensure the specific needs of their learning group are covered.

Education group leaders with Education Group Membership are entitled to a free pre-visit or meeting with the Bristol portfolio learning team to plan and prepare for their visits. These visits should be booked in advance with the Bristol portfolio learning team.

We can offer generic risk assessment guidance to help you. Please contact the Bristol portfolio learning team if this is required.

Volunteering at Tyntesfield