Carlisle Castle Cumbria
Carlisle, , Cumbria, CA3 8UR
MONTHS OPENApril, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
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What we offer
Impressive frontier fortress with 900 years of history - excellent for medieval, Tudor and Civil War topics, a sense of how the site has changed over time and what life was like for the people who lived here.
What makes us a great choice?
Free entry for self-led learning groups
Free planning visits for learning group leaders
Cross-curricular opportunities for all Key Stages - great for landscape and geographical learning, and story-telling
Ideal for medieval, Tudor, Civil War and 18th century topics
Learn about Anglo-Scottish history, royal connections (Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here 1567-8), and Civil War sieges
Compare the castle as a home, its strategic importance and its military connections through to the present day
Education room for 30
Exhibitions and re-created interiors
Guidebook at 20% discount for learning group leaders
Hazard Information Sheet to help make risk assessment a doddle
What is typically included?
Resources and things to do:
Visit the Military Museum free of charge (please book visits with the Museum too on 01228 532774)
Discovery visit (facilitated session £90 per group of 30) - Villains or victims - the border raiders? story KS1, KS2, KS3
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Our Organisers? Packs contain information about property facilities and links to Teachers? Kits with lots of ideas about what to do before, during and after a day-long trip. They also contain a permit which gives you free entry on the day and for a planning visit and a hazard information sheet to make risk assessments easy.
A range of free images and ideas for learning can be found at http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk and in our online Heritage Learning magazine - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-learning/
Risk Assessment Details
Group leaders can visit the property free of charge for a familiarisation trip. Property hazard information can be downloaded from our website.. Risk assessments are available for Discovery Visits.
Education Officer Information
Phone: 0870 333 0606 (9am-5pm weekdays)
If the property you wish to book is not listed please phone: 0870 333 0606
Free entry for self-led learning groups . See above for other options or
contact us for details of all other options.
Visits are likely to involve a fair amount of walking on uneven ground up a steep hill. Stout walking shoes are recommended in all seasons. Some sites are in fairly exposed areas and may have limited cover so warm