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 once a booking is confirmed.
  • 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.

Education Visit Dates

Due to the current outbreak of coronavirus all educational bookings up to the 1st of July 2020 have been cancelled. Bookings made before the 1st of March 2020 for visit dates after 1st of July are remaining provisionally booked.
Unfortunately we will not be able to welcome educational visits until 7 days after Alnwick Castle has reopened for the season.
Alnwick Castle will not be taking any further educational visit bookings for the foreseeable future.

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.
* 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.
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