Preparing for your visit

​We have created two handy checklist documents: one for visits to heritage sites and one for outdoor visits.

These will help you prepare your group for the visit, ensuring the visit runs smoothly and you get the most out of it.


Visiting a Heritage Site

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For school visits to heritage sites and gardens


For school visits to countryside areas and outdoor learning

Access and additional support

We welcome all learners to our places and want to ensure that all pupils and teachers get the most from their visit. Some of our sites have specific provision for learners with hearing or sight loss, such as hearing loops, Braille transcripts and/or handling objects.

We do our utmost to accommodate visitors with mobility support requirements. Some buildings have lifts. At other places, lower floors of buildings and gardens are accessible to wheelchair users. We regret that not all of our historic buildings or natural heritage areas can be adapted for full access. 

If you have any queries regarding access, please do not hesitate to contact property staff before your visit. They will be happy to provide further details and advice, and to meet particular requirements if they can.