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Schools Tours

Why not book a guided tour of the Abbey of St Edmund for your school group?

We offer tours for school groups from Years 1 to 9. These can easily be combined with a visit to a neighbouring site, such as the Cathedral or Moyse’s Hall Museum, to provide a full day’s visit to Bury St Edmunds.

Our Schools Tours help local schools deliver a number of National Curriculum History programmes of study, including:

Key Stage 1: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Key Stage 2: The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor, a local history study (eg a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality), and a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

Key Stage 3: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 (eg the Norman Conquest, Christendom, the importance of religion and the Crusades, the struggle between Church and crown, and Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament).