Learning at Michelham Priory

Bringing History to Life at Michelham Priory

The friendly education team offer a wide range of customised activity days enabling children to discover the past using drama, hands on activities, challenges, costumes, tours, artefact handling and demonstrations in the forge and watermill.

We can accommodate up to 90 children at a time and visitors are given a warm welcome with indoor spaces for activities and eating lunch. In good weather, lunch can be taken to our picnic area next to our playground, just across the moat. Education Flyer.

Topics covered include:

School Visit Prehistory

Key Stage 1 & 2:
Houses & Homes, Food & Farming, Stone Age to Iron Age, Saxon Invaders, The Tudors & Dissolution, Victorian Home, School & Farm, World War II & Evacuees and Wonderful Wildlife.

Key Stage 3:
Medieval Britain 1066-1509, The Black Death, Religion & Superstition in Daily Life 1509-1745 and Tudors & Stuarts.

Please contact the us on 01323 844224  priory@sussexpast.co.uk to discuss or book. Please click here for Site Information for Schools.  Staff are welcome to book a free preliminary visit.

For more details on the sessions we can offer see here

Payment: Payment for visits is requested on the day. Cheques are made payable to ‘Sussex Past’ and can be paid in at the Gatehouse. If you are not able to pay on the day, an invoice can be issued after your visit.

2020 Education Costs:
£4.30 per pupil entry plus, £4.00 per pupil for education workshops/activities.
Minimun group size 15. Groups under 15 in size and wish to participate in the educational activities will be charge £70 per class plus entry fee per child. Schools only pay entry costs for the number of children actually present on the day.  Accompanying adults are free.

Please note that grants may be available to help you with your transport costs!  Please visit http://learning.southdowns.gov.uk/help/travel-grant-scheme to find out more.

Cancellations: If a visit is cancelled with less than 10 working days’ notice we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of £20 (unless caused by inclement weather).

Risk Assessments: Please click here for a current risk assessment undertaken by East Sussex County Council. All visits begin with a short safety talk and introduction. We expect children to be supervised at all times on the site by adults from your school.

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Michelham Priory as an INSET venue: Supporting schools in a period of change.
Come to tranquil Michelham for a welcoming and flexible setting for your training days.  For £20 per head, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon cream tea and a tour are included.