Primary schools learning

Our new learning programme brings to life over 1000 years of dramatic history.

Discover the wonder of our Living Church and its powerful stories of Benedictine Monks, King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and much more.

Girl and boy wearing crowns in Alphege Chapel

Guided Tours

45 minute - 1 hour talks inside the Abbey by the Learning Officer, focusing on the highlights of its fascinating history (can be tailored to your topic on request)

  • The Living Church – what happens in this Christian place of worship
  • Bath Abbey through the Ages – over 1000 years of History
  • A day in the life of a Medieval Monk – devoting their lives to God
  • Bath Abbey’s monuments and Colonialism – connections with the transatlantic slave trade
  • The Abbey in Georgian times – the heart of a rich, fashionable city
  • A STEM focus – how was the Abbey designed and constructed
  • Art and Architecture – what makes the Abbey such a beautiful place

Includes interactive role-play

Suitable for KS1 and 2

£3 per student, adults free

Covid protection measures in place

 

Bath Abbey's Learning Officer conducting a workshop virtually

Virtual learning

A 30 - 45 minute Zoom lesson led by the Abbey’s Learning Officer

  • A Monk’s Life – how did Benedictine monks live during Saxon and Medieval times
  • The Living Church – what happens in this Christian place of worship
  • Bath Abbey through the Ages – over 1000 years of fascination history
  • The Georgian Abbey – who are the famous and not-so famous people on its memorials
  • Art and Architecture - including stone carvings, stained glass and fan-vaulting

Includes:

  • Accompanying Loans box to hire for some workshops
  • Supporting video, bringing to life the Abbey’s highlights

Suitable for KS1 and 2

£45 per whole-class lesson

Covid protection measures in place

 

School children gathered at communion rail

Workshops

From October (to be confirmed), on site in the Abbey and our new Learning Room in the vaults

  • The Living Church
  • A Monk’s Life
  • Bath Abbey through the Ages
  • The Georgian Abbey
  • The Construction of the Abbey
  • Bath Abbey and the transatlantic slave trade
  • Art and Architecture

Includes:

  • Trails and supporting resources including try-on costumes and Virtual Reality programme
  • Exciting art and craft activities
  • Accompanying Loans box to hire for some workshops
  • Supporting videos, bringing to life the Abbey’s highlights

Suitable for KS1 and 2

£4 per student, adults free

Covid protection measures in place