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Plan your Learning Visit

Everything you need to know when planning your Learning visit to Nottingham Castle.

From booking information to group admission costs, what’s included to term dates. Book workshop sessions led by our expert Explainers or lead your own group visit using our free resources.


What you can expect

Our curriculum-centred sessions, led by our Explainer team, will bring the stories of Nottingham Castle to life through creative, curious learning.

We offer a wide selection of sessions linked to a range of subjects for all Key Stages, including learners with additional needs, and can have some elements made bespoke to fit your school’s curriculum, particularly using our art galleries.

Each session can cater for up to 35 students and can include tours of the Castle’s historic caves.

More information on all of the Nottingham Castle learning workshops can be found below.

Book your workshop

Self-Led Visits

A self-led Learning visit to Nottingham Castle includes:
  • Castle admission including the grounds and all galleries open that day.
  • Timed ticket entry for the Robin Hood Adventures experience.
  • Dedicated timetabled lunch space.
  • Downloadable activities to use on gallery
  • Pre-visit online support, including resource suggestions and our “make the most of your day” guide.
  • Children can explore our brand new play area and Explore trail.
What’s not included?
  • Workshops – these can be booked for an additional cost.
  • Cave Tours – tours of the Castle dungeons and Mortimer’s Hole can be booked for an additional cost.

Home educators can also enjoy a Self-Led Visit on weekdays, during term-time. One free parent per family.

Book your self-led visit



Visit + 2 workshopsVisit + 1 workshopSelf-Led Visit
Per Pupil£9.00£7.00£4.50
KS 1 Teacher for every 6 pupilsFreeFreeFree
KS 2-4 Teacher for every 10 pupilsFreeFreeFree
Additional adult£9.00£7.00£4.50

Visit Ratios

  • 1 adult to 6 pupils for Key Stage 1
  • 1 adult to 10 pupils for Key Stage 2 upwards

Adults within the supervisory ratios are free and SEND groups can set their own ratios.

Learning Bookings Terms and Conditions

Please read our Learning Terms and Conditions before booking your visit.

Learning Terms and Conditions


Ready to book?

Term dates

Sessions are available for the following weeks.

Spring 2021
Monday 8th February – Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February – Thursday 1st April

Summer 2021
Monday 19 April – Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June – Tuesday 27th July

Autumn 2021
Wednesday 1 September – Friday 15th October
Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December

Learning group rates are not available during weekends, bank holidays or school holiday dates.

Planning help

Key information and guides to support your school visit.

What to see and do

Risks and hazards

On the day information for groups

Safeguarding and COVID-19

Any other questions?

See our Learning FAQs page

How can we help?

If there are ways we can support your Learning visit or specific questions need answering, please contact our team

Get in touch

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