Gothic Splendour

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 began in 1475, and on some of the Chapel’s finest medieval treasures. The role of the Chapel today as a Christian place of worship can also be included if of interest. The tour complements the session After 1066: what happened next? and links to KS3 Medieval History and to cross-curricular studies including Art & Design and RE.

"We were all so interested in the history of the Chapel.  The tour was so interesting and the tour guide very good."
KS3: Class evaluation

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Medieval Britain 1066 - 1509
The history of art and architecture
Places of worship
Age group: 
Key stage 3
School subjects: 
History
Art & Design
Religious Education
Maximum pupils per session: 
30 (2 tours available per day)
Duration: 
30 minutes (led by Chapel stewards)
Times: 
To fit in with other session booked
Location: 
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
St George's Chapel
Essential information: 
Available 23 September, 21 October and 25 November 2014. Dates in 2015 will be published soon.
Before making a booking please visit this page: 
Essential booking and visit information - Windsor
Contact: 
learning@royalcollection.org.uk
(+44) (0)20 7766 7323