Education Visits

  • Investigating the Norman Keep Investigating the Norman Keep
  • Trying on mail armour Trying on mail armour
  • Exploring the Barbican Exploring the Barbican
  • Tour with Guide Tour with Guide
  • Awe and wonder in the Barons' hall Awe and wonder in the Barons' hall
  • The Norman keep before restoration, by James Canter c.1770 The Norman keep before restoration, by James Canter c.1770

Arundel Castle provides fantastic opportunities for educational visits. With a colourful history stretching back nearly 1,000 years it makes a perfect educational resource for many aspects included in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the National Curriculum.

The aim of the Arundel Castle Educational Programme is to help students with their study in an informative, enjoyable and memorable way.

The tours are led by an Education Guide to the relevant parts of the Castle. A hands-on session in the Education Room with an experienced guide provides an opportunity to handle artefacts and/or weapons, to try on costumes relevant to the period of study. Students are welcome to wear their own costumes.

Tours last approximately 3.5 hours, excluding break times. These are time-tabled and can be adapted for shorter visits if required. During the tour, teachers are responsible for maintaining discipline.

How to book

01903 882173

Please e-mail or leave a telephone message with your name, your school’s name and telephone number and we will contact you as soon as possible. Messages can be taken throughout the year .

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the Castle is closed on Mondays during term time.

Charges and Payment

£7.50 per pupil.

Teachers/Supervisors free at a ratio of 1 per 6 pupils for KS1/2 and 1 to 10 pupils for KS3.

Additional adults will be charged at the rate of £12.00 per person.

Small groups of 15 pupils or less will be charged the minimum rate of £112.50

We will ask you to sign an invoice request on arrival and an invoice will be sent to the School after the visit. Please ensure that one member of staff has the correct number of pupils and adults on the day.


Please advise us as soon as possible if you have to cancel your visit.

Late cancellations (less than 14 days notice) will be charged the minimum rate of £112.50


Free Familiarisation and Risk Assessment Visits

Two teachers from each school (with groups of more than 15 pupils) are welcome to a pre-visit to conduct a risk assessment, if necessary during our normal opening hours and 2 complimentary tickets only will be sent with the confirmation letter, if required. One complimentary ticket only will be sent to a school with a small group (minimum rate-15 pupils or less). Additional visitors must pay the full entrance price.

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