Monday 22nd September 2014
Culloden - Learning

Resources for teachers

Welcome to Culloden Battlefield - site of the last major pitched battle fought on British soil. Here, on 16 April 1746 two armies clashed in a final confrontation over the thrones of Britain. In just one hour the army of the British government under Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland crushed forever the Jacobite army under Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

The moor where the battle took place and where more than 1500 men are buried is wild and atmospheric and pupils of all ages respond well to the site. With a little preparation, pupils find the battlefield an exciting and powerful place, and generally react strongly to its special atmosphere. A visit to the battlefield and the Visitor Centre provides a memorable way of motivating pupils to investigate this key period in Scotland’s past. There are many opportunities for cross-curricular work and for developing the four capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence.

If time allows, a visit should take in a tour around the exhibition, exploration of the battlefield itself and a session in the education room. All visits to the centre must be booked: please discuss your needs with staff when making a booking. NTS Learning staff will help you to make the most of your visit and it may be possible to to develop particular activities to match your requirements.