St George's Chapel and the Knights of the Garter

Children participating in a schools' session at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Key stage 1 / Key stage 2 KNIGHTS AND CASTLES  Completed during the reign of Henry VIII, who is one of ten kings buried here, St George’s Chapel has a wealth of educational interest for primary school children.

On this guided tour, they learn about the history of the Order of the Garter and see the banners of the present-day Knights of the Order; discover the location of the royal tombs and hear stories about some of their occupants; and learn about the Chapel’s role today as a Christian place of worship. 

"Really great; the children really took everything in and remembered it the next day! Thank you."
Class Teacher

Session details

Curriculum themes: 
Knights
Castles
Age group: 
Key stage 1
Key stage 2
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
Days of the week: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: 
Windsor Castle
Learning room: 
St George's Chapel
Contact: 
learning@royalcollection.org.uk
(+44) (0)20 7766 7323