In the commemorative year marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, discover the characters and stories behind this significant event in history in our new creative writing workshop, led by a published author. ... Read more about Waterloo: Winning words
Meet Private Fererick Pudge of the First regiment of Foot Guards, on 18 June 1815 at the end of the Battle of Waterloo, who is in his barrack room cleaning his kit after many hours of fighting. ... Read more about Wellington, Boots and All
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?
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione has been described as both a lost genius and a lawless rogue. His best-known works are large vibrant drawings in oil on paper but he was also one of Italy's most significant printmakers of the 1600's. However, he lived a turbulent life and often had to move between cities to escape the trouble he left behind. ... Read more about Who was Castiglione the Lost Genius?
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 St George's Chapel tour: Gothic Splendour