Alnwick Castle is one of Britain's most historic and iconic castles - making learning outside of the classroom a memorable and exciting day out.

At Alnwick Castle we appreciate the value of learning outside of the classroom.
In this section you will find all you need to know about our education programme which we offer to UK schools.

What's included with your visit

Pre Visit
  • Two complimentary adult tickets for teachers to come and visit Alnwick Castle in advance of the visit.
  • PDF copies of relevant risk assessments.
  • Pre and post visit resources.
  • Downloadable trails of the castle.
  • Enhance your visit by also booking in an education visit with the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland.
On The Day
  • Access to our two outside tours; the Historical Grouds Tour and the Alnwick on Location Tour.
  • Free adult admission ticket for every fifth paying student in key stage 1 and 2.
  • Free adult admission ticket for every tenth paying student in key stage 3 and 4.
  • Explore the grounds and State Rooms of Alnwick Castle.
  • Entry to Dragon Quest.
  • Join our daily talks delivered in Artisans Courtyard.
  • Free entry for your coach driver.
  • Complimentary food voucher for your coach driver.

Where to next

Below are the list of dates available for our 2019 education programme.

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Monday 1st
Tuesday 2nd
Wednesday 3rd
Thursday 4th
Friday 5th
Monday 8th
Tuesday 9th**
Wednesday 10th
Thursday 11th
Friday 12th
Monday 15th*
Tuesday 16th*
Wednesday 17th*
Thursday 18th
Friday 19th*
Thursday 5th
Friday 6th
Monday 9th
Tuesday 10th
Wednesday 11th
Thursday 12th
Friday 13th
Monday 16th
Tuesday 17th
Wednesday 18th
Thursday 19th
Friday 20th
Monday 23rd
Tuesday 24th
Wednesday 25th
Thursday 26th
Friday 27th
Monday 30th
Tuesday 1st
Wednesday 2nd
Thursday 3rd
Friday 4th
Monday 7th
Tuesday 8th
Wednesday 9th
Thursday 10th
Friday 11th
Monday 14th
Tuesday 15th
Wednesday 16th
Thursday 17th
Friday 18th
* No education workshops available on these dates.
** Special educational event on these dates. For more information on these events please click here.
Dates highlighted in red indicate that all workshop slots have been booked. You will still be able to visit and take advantage of our free educational resources.

We strongly recommend contacting us as soon as you are interested in visiting and have a preferred date in mind. We always do our best to accommodate groups, however you may find that enquiries placed within four weeks of the required visit date may be difficult for us to guarantee.

2020 Education Dates

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