Painted Ceiling Experience: Painting or propaganda?

Daily, 10:30-12:30 only
Key Stage 3 and 4: History

Curriculum links: historical enquiry using primary sources; the Restoration, ‘Glorious Revolution’ and power of Parliament

Maximum of 32 pupils
Free

Bring your class face to face with the most incredible primary historical source that they will ever encounter, rich in hidden symbolism and messages.

Between June 2017 and December 2019, we are offering an unmissable opportunity to bring your pupils face to face with the Painted Hall ceiling. After their safety briefing, pupils will put on hard hats and high-vis tabards and ascend 60ft to our observation deck to marvel at the painted ceiling up close. Once on the observation deck, they will interrogate the ceiling as a primary source of evidence, uncovering its propaganda at a critical time in the relationship between monarch and Parliament.

The ceiling session is followed by a workshop in the Clore Learning Centre examining primary sources from our archive.

Because numbers are limited, we anticipate high demand, so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Painted Ceiling Experiences: Chemistry in the real world: The conservation of the Painted Hall

Daily, 10:30-12:00 only
Key Stage 3: Science: Chemistry – Colours and solvents

Curriculum links: Atoms, elements, compounds; physical and chemical properties of elements; properties of metals; solvents

Maximum of 32 pupils
Free

Bring your class face to face with science in action in Europe’s biggest painting conservation project.

Between June 2017 and December 2019, we are offering an unmissable opportunity to bring your students face to face with the Painted Hall ceiling. After their safety briefing, pupils will put on hard hats and high-vis tabards and ascend 60ft to our observation deck to marvel at the painted ceiling up close. Once on the observation deck, they will engage with the crucial role of chemistry in painting conservation, seeing the conservators in action and reinforcing their classroom work on elements, compounds and solvents.

Because numbers are limited, we anticipate high demand, so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Painted Ceiling Experiences: Physics in the real world: The conservation of the Painted Hall

Daily, 10:30-12:00 only
Key Stage 3: Science: Light: friend or foe?

Curriculum links: light

Maximum of 32 pupils
Free

Bring your class face to face with science in action in Europe’s biggest painting conservation project.

Between June 2017 and December 2019, we are offering an unmissable opportunity to bring your students face to face with the Painted Hall ceiling. After their safety briefing, pupils will put on hard hats and high-vis tabards and ascend 60ft to our observation deck to marvel at the painted ceiling up close. Once on the observation deck, they will investigate the role of light in the painting’s deterioration and understand the processes that led to this degradation.

Because numbers are limited, we anticipate high demand, so book now to avoid disappointment.

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AS/A2 Archaeology study day

11am-4pm, £10.30 per student, minimum 14 students.

We've teamed up with Historic Royal Palaces Tower of London to offer a joint study day for A-level Archaeology students. Students will be inspired as they go behind the scenes and explore methods of practical archaeology.

See HRP website for full details, dates, and how to book.


Art at the Old Royal Naval College

Key stage 3, 4 or 5: Art and Design
FREE

The Old Royal Naval College site offers a wide variety of sketching and drawing opportunities. Bring your class for a self-led visit to be inspired by our world famous architecture and iconic views.

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Curator for a Day

Key Stage 3: Historical enquiry skills, local studies, teamwork

FREE

This session gives students the chance to curate their own display, deciding which items they would include to tell the story of the site. Using a variety of evidence – maps, images and objects – students learn about the people who worked and lived here and explore the historical importance of the local area.

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