Key Stage 2 History, English and Maths 

Explore the Tudor gatehouse and find out what life was like in the Order’s London Priory, before discovering how their once close relationship with Henry VIII came to a sudden end. Following the tour students will take on the role of museum curators, using real and replica objects to discover more about this fascinating period of the Order’s history. 

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Understand the role and influence of religious houses in Tudor England  
  • Understand why Henry VIII started a new religion 
  • Know about some of the ways that St John’s Gate was used by Tudor Kings and Queens following the Dissolution of the Monasteries  
  • Understand how historic buildings and museum collections can help us to find out about the past  

How to book

The Museum is free to visit however, workshops are charged at £2.50 per child plus VAT. 

If your school is based within Islington, workshops can be arranged free of charge through 11 by 11. The Museum’s participation in this scheme is supported by a grant from The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity. 

For Greater London schools for whom the cost of a workshop may be prohibitive (e.g. schools with a high number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium), please contact us as it may be possible to waive the charge.

Please note that booking is essential even for self-guided visits.

For more information or to book one of our workshops, please contact us. Please note that for 2021, school visits will only be able to take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the Museum is closed to the public.