Why were many castles built during the medieval period, what were they used for and who lived in them? Focusing on the story of this famous castle at Windsor from the Norman Conquest to the Barons' siege in 1216, a year after King John signed the ... Read more about What were Castles for?
What are The Queen’s favourite hobbies and how would it feel to wear her Coronation robe and crown? What does The Queen do in the splendid rooms we see at the Castle today and how can we tell if she is there? What does she do to make someone a knight ... Read more about Who is The Queen?
Let the children's imagination run wild as we explore Windsor Castle as a favourite home and working palace of our Queen. Children discover the differences and similarities between The Queen’s home and their own and how the Castle functioned as a ... Read more about Whose royal home is this?
This interactive talk explores Windsor Castle’s role over the centuries as fortress, prison, baroque palace, family home, wartime refuge, heritage attraction and residence used by The Queen for official duties. The session develops students’ skills in ... Read more about Windsor Castle: History around us
This guided tour of St George’s Chapel led by knowledgable Chapel Stewards focuses on the establishment of the Order of the Garter in 1348 and its founder Edward III. Students investigate events leading up to the building of St George’s Chapel, which ... Read more about Gothic Splendour
Where did Catherine of Aragon say her prayers? Where is Henry VIII buried and with whom? Where can you see a portcullis beside red and white roses? Children find the answers to these and many other questions about Tudor history on this guided tour ... Read more about Henry VIII's final resting place