Windsor Castle

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, an official residence of The Queen and one of her favourite homes, is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.  Since the building of a wooden fortress here at the time of William the Conqueror, the Castle has been transformed over the centuries into a splendid palace, while still retaining much evidence of its turbulent past.

School visits to Windsor Castle offer a wealth of opportunity for learning outside the classroom, development of key skills, and curriculum enrichment.

For further information on what there is to see, visit the Windsor pages

Sandford Award
Royal Collection Learning at Windsor Castle holds the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, which recognises quality and excellence in education services at heritage and cultural sites in the UK and Ireland.

Learning programmes
We offer a varied programme of introductory talks, guided tours, role play sessions, workshops and handling collections for pupils from EYFS to A level and beyond.  Our programmes are delivered by enthusiastic and friendly Learning specialists, supported by staff in the Castle and in St George’s Chapel who are happy to engage with pupils and share their knowledge.

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The official children's
guidebook on Windsor Castle.