Schools: Windsor
Explore the many stories of Windsor Castle's transformation from William the Conqueror’s wooden fortress to our Queen's splendid palace, and discover a wealth of learning opportunities for your pupils.

School Sessions

Role play during a schools' session at Windsor Castle

What were Castles for?

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Science (Materials), Geography
Windsor Castle

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?

2015 - Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4
Windsor Castle

Did you know that King John is said to have loved Windsor Castle 'above all others' and frequently held court here? During this commemorative year, why not visit the very site from which the King rode out on 10 June 1215 to seal the Magna ... Read more about 2015 - Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Learning Resources

Windsor Castle's iconic Round Tower

Windsor Castle Trail: Quiz sheets

To support our taught programmes and self-directed visits, we offer a wide range of resource material on different themes and for different ages and levels of ability. ... Read more about Windsor Castle Trail: Quiz sheets

France and Marianne, two dolls in Queen Mary's Dolls' House

France & Marianne

France and Marianne live at Windsor Castle. They were a gift to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose from the children of France in 1938. They have 360 items of clothing and a toy car each. Now you have a chance to put together an outfit from their ... Read more about France & Marianne