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English Heritage – Jewel Tower – KS1-KS4 History School Trips London

Location(s)Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsYes
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Enhanced DBSYes
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In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed in the interests of public health. We will re-open as soon as government advice allows and only when we can ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff and volunteers.


Visit Jewel Tower and step back into medieval London with your class. One of only two buildings still standing from the medieval palace of Westminster, it was once a high security vault for the King's treasures. Follow the story of the tower through the foundation of parliament and learn about the history of Weights and Measures.


Support your teaching of the curriculum with a visit to Jewel Tower.

  • KS1-3 History: A local history study
  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places
  • KS2 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS3 History: Development of Church, state and society in Britain 1066-1745; ideas, political power, industry & empire: Britain 1745-1901
  • GCSE History: Study of the historic environment


Explore the history of Jewel Tower for free with your class. From a royal residence, to the heart of England’s political landscape, to the home of the Standards Department of the Board of Trade: discover the changing use of Jewel Tower and learn how the values of weights and measures for the United Kingdom and the British Empire were determined.

Download our free GCSE Guide for historical information and sources to support a study of the historic environment.


We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip.

We also offer free planning visits for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team is on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.


‘The best day out I’ve ever had’

‘My class were enthralled and have been talking non-stop about their visit. I am glad we made the effort of sitting for 2 hours in the coach - it really was worth it!’

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