Hever Castle & Gardens South East
Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
A visit to Hever Castle & Gardens offers an informative educational history trip for UK and overseas groups and provides a stimulating opportunity for learning outside the classroom. School and student groups must book their visits in advance. A Group Visits Coordinator will be happy to talk through the best type of visit to suit your class learning objectives.
The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I, is popular with students wanting to learn about the Tudor period but a wide range of workshops and resources are also available to schools wishing to visit.
Hever Castle has an impressive collection of Tudor portraits, many of which are showcased in the Long Gallery, which was guest curated by historian Dr David Starkey in 2018. This tells the story of the Tudors and depicts the saga from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation through the paintings.
Children can enjoy the playground, while visitors of all ages enjoy the challenge of finding their way through the Water Maze and the 100-year-old Yew Maze. There’s a fascinating collection of Miniature Model Houses, a Military Museum and a warm welcome awaits you in the shops and restaurants.