ESOL Highlights Visit, 1.5 - 2 hours

An interactive and informal tour exploring the site and its history. Visit the Chapel, Painted Hall (including group trail/quiz) and finish with a game in the Victorian Skittle Alley.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 13.00 during term time, groups are welcome to stay for a free recital in the Chapel. Other extension activities might be available on request for example self-led worksheets or art activities.

Festive ESOL, seasonal visits, 2 hours

Celebrate the end of term and visit for a seasonal themed workshop at Christmas or Easter. Explore the seasonal symbols in the paintings in the Painted Hall, find out what happens in the Chapel, and share understanding about other festive cultural celebrations. Play a game of skittles and try your hand at a traditional festive craft.

Exploring the Thames, 2 hours, subject to tide timetables

Go down to the Thames foreshore to look for archaeological objects. Identify, sort and describe them, and find out why the River Thames is so important to London now and in the past.

ESOL with other subjects

Visits can be tailored to learners studying other vocational courses, for example Adult Health and Social Care (focusing on life and wellbeing at Greenwich Hospital), jobs and careers or construction-related courses exploring the architecture and conservation on site.

Young learners

We welcome visits from groups of young levels, and can adapt workshops to fit the needs and interests of your group. Creative activities may be possible as part of your visit or a special project.

You can see an example of an audio slide show created by young learners below.

How to book a visit

Please contact Jess for more information or to discuss your visit in detail:, 0208 269 4711

If you would like to book a visit please provide the following information: Name and contact details; name of college/group, number and level of students, preferred availability, additional information (including any particular interests or needs of your group).

Please also let us know if you want to bring a self-guided visit. An outreach talk at your centre/college may also be possible.

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