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Immerse your students in art and history with a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre.

We offer a diverse programme of curriculum linked workshops and tours for KS1-5. Take a tour of the Amphitheatre with an archaeologist, handle genuine Roman artefacts or decode Victorian masterpieces. Alternatively, arrange a self-guided visit by using our downloadable resources to help you plan your visit.

To book for your school phone 020 7332 3870 or email Guildhall Art Gallery.

Victorians Decoded (KS2/KS3)

You and your students are invited to become art detectives in this facilitated workshop which is all about decoding our Victorian artworks.

During the day you will discover some of the characters in the collection, put words in their mouths, and work together on a group portrait to commemorate your visit. Students will find out more about the lives of the Victorians, and do lots of practical activities inspired by original artworks.

Facilitated workshop cost: £110 + VAT per class/2hr session


Great Fire of London – Field Trip in the City (KS1/KS2)

In this session you and your students will travel back to 1666 to find out what life was like for Londoners before, during and after the Great Fire of London. You and your group will be introduced to Samuel Pepys and Sir Christopher Wren in the heart of the City, before heading into Guildhall Art Gallery to map out the spread of the fire, meet a Fire Judge and design a monument to commemorate the City that rose from the ashes. You have the choice to add on a facilitated or self-led trip to The Monument which is a short walk away. There you can visit Pudding Lane, climb 311 steps to the top of The Monument and observe the panoramic views of London.

Facilitated workshop cost: £110 + VAT per class/2hr session, plus optional tickets to The Monument (funding available)


Amphitheatre Explorers (KS2)

​Explore a real archaeological site and handle some genuine Roman artefacts under the supervision of a trained archaeologist.

Uncover more about the discovery of London’s Roman Amphitheatre, the topography of Roman London and what happened in one of its most important buildings. Lasting around 2 hours, these facilitated sessions are designed to provide an exciting insight into life in the capital nearly 2000 years ago.

Facilitated workshop cost: £110 + VAT per class/2hr session


Facilitated tours (KS1-5)

Book one of our experienced Education Officers for an interactive guided tour of the Amphitheatre and/or Art Gallery.

Students will be encouraged to use questioning to help them discover the highlights of the collection and the history of the site. These tours are bespoke, and can be tailored to your current scheme of work. They will be facilitated by a trained archaeologist or art historian.

Facilitated tour cost: £110 + VAT /1.5hr session funding available


Self-guided tours of the Gallery/London’s Roman Amphitheatre

From ancient to modern, a visit to Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre enables your students to discover 2000 years of London history under one roof. Plan a self-guided visit and use our downloadable resources to help bring your lessons to life.

FREE but booking required (Charges may apply to some special exhibitions – school groups are offered free 10-minute introduction talks to charged exhibitions). Contact the Learning Team to book.


Published:
24 November 2016
Last Modified:
22 January 2020

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