Secondary Schools

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

Discover the wonder of our Living Church and its rich heritage. Stories of Saxons, Normans, Tudors, Georgians and more can be experienced here.

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Guided tours

45 minute - 1 hour talks inside the Abbey by the Learning Officer, focusing on key highlights of its fascinating history

  • The Living Church – what happens in this Christian place of worship
  • Bath Abbey through the Ages – over 1000 years of fascinating history
  • Bath Abbey’s monuments and Colonialism – connections with transatlantic slave trade
  • The Abbey in Georgian times – the heart of a rich, fashionable city
  • Art and Architecture – what makes the Abbey such a beautiful place

Suitable for KS3 and 4

£4 per student, adults free

 

Tower Tour chancel roof view

Tower tours

A memorable 45 minute – 1 hour tour of the Abbey’s Tower, climbing its 212 steps to explore the ringing chamber and see stunning views of the City.

Students will be taken in groups of 10 with a trail provided for the waiting students to explore the Abbey.

Health and Safety:

  • Children under 7 will not be permitted to take part in the tour. There must be one adult per six primary students and one per eight secondary students
  • The stairwell is moderately difficult to access in parts. The tour may not be suitable for students who experience mobility  issues, claustrophobia or vertigo. Please contact us for further information.
  • Sensible footwear and clothing must be worn. Covid protections at the time of visiting will be followed.

£120 per class, maximum 35 students

 

Teacher Feedback

This was a wonderful experience for our children and would highly recommend it as a snapshot into the Abbey's history

Many, many thanks for setting up such a great morning for us. The learning room is fantastic and I thought it worked really well with the Tour

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Workshops

Subjects:

  • Bath Abbey through the Ages - over 1000 years of fascinating history
  • Art & Architecture -  a stunning blend of Tudor, Georgian & Victorian design elements
  • Bath Abbey and the transatlantic slave trade - exploring memorials with a connection to Britain's colonies

Including:

  • Trails and supporting resources including 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 KS3 and 4

Maximum 36 students

£5 per student, adults free

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Virtual learning

A 45 - 60 minute Zoom lesson led by the Abbey’s Learning Officer

Subjects:

  • The Living Church – what happens in this Christian place of worship
  • Bath Abbey through the Ages – over 1000 years of fascinating history
  • The Georgian Abbey – who are the famous and fascinating 18th century people on its memorials
  • Art and Architecture - a close look at stone carvings, stained glass and fan-vaulting

Accompanying Loans box to hire for some workshops

£60 per whole-class lesson

Suitable for KS3 and 4