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Education Visits & School Groups

Beaulieu’s award winning team of education specialists offer a range of curriculum linked and made-to-measure programmes to suit the needs of your group.

With a 13th century abbey, a Victorian styled stately home, a world famous motor museum and a unique wartime narrative, there is an enviable range of learning opportunities on offer for KS 1 - 4 and SEN groups.

With refreshed programmes to meet the needs of the modern curriculum, groups can cover their choice of History, Science, English, Maths, Design & Technology, Leisure & Tourism, Engineering and Art. Available learning facilities include a modern Lecture Theatre and purpose-built classroom.


Please download our request our Education Brochure for full details of the following programmes:


Educational Visit at the National Motor Museum

THE HISTORY OF MOTORING - Inventions, Journeys, On The Move
The desire for a horseless carriage saw experiments with steam and pedal power before the combustion engine changed the world.
CODE BREAKER CARS  - Maths, Numeracy
Break the codes, solve the clues, follow the co-ordinates. Can you complete your mission?
BRITAIN SINCE THE 1930s - Social History
A fascinating insight into 20th century British life with particular attention paid to the development and use of the car.
MOTORING FUN - Discover The Weird & Wacky
This entertaining programme lifts the lid on some of the quirkier aspects of motoring history.
LAND SPEED RECORDS - Forces and Aerodynamics
Introducing principles of design and engineering behind Land Speed Record vehicles and Formula 1 cars.
DESIGN BRIEF - Engineering & Technology
Exploring how vehicle design is influenced by fashion and the need for greater efficiency.
An opportunity to explore the science behind car construction. Links with Design & Technology, Physics and Maths.


Educational Visit in the National Motor Museum

BEAULIEU-CACHING - Maths, Geography, Technology
Use maps or school tablets or smartphones to follow an offline puzzle trail around the Beaulieu complex.
SITE INVESTIGATORS - Literacy, English, Communication, Technology
Use the buildings, their contents and the stories of the people who lived and worked at Beaulieu to develop a range of skills.
ON LOCATION: BEAULIEU - Literacy, Art, Design, Technology, Creative Arts
Create and plan a piece of artwork, story, play, photo-journal, advert or poem using the Beaulieu complex, its former residents and its collections as inspiration..


Educational Visit at Palace House

HOUSES AND HOMES - Social & Local History
Experience the atmosphere of a Victorian country house with house-hold servants based on people who lived and worked at Beaulieu in the 19th century.
THE VICTORIANS & PALACE HOUSE - Social & Local History
With children taking the role of Victorian children seeking employment as household staff, find out about etiquette, cleaning and cooking, among other aspects of life in a Victorian country house. Combine with sessions on Victorian Motoring, Victorian Toys, and Kitchen Gardens
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS - 25 Nov - 11 Dec 2015
Experience the atmosphere of a Victorian country house with house-hold servants based on people who lived and worked at Beaulieu in the 19th century.


Educational Visit at Beaulieu Abbey

THE TUDORS - A Century of Change at Beaulieu
Children take on the role of guests of the 3rd Earl of Southampton, a patron of William Shakespeare, to discover how Beaulieu Abbey's fortunes changed.
MEDIEVAL REALMS - Monastic Life, Compare with Saxon Monasticism
What is a monk? How did he spend his day and what skills did he have?


THE WAR YEARS - Evacuees, Rationing, Blackout
Life on the Home Front combines with the part Beaulieu played in the training of war-time secret agents.
COVERT OPERATIONS - Secret Army, Problem Solving, Team Building
Examining the role of Special Operations Executive agents to gain an insight into the methods taught here.



Themes include: Victorians, War Years, Motoring History and Leisure Motoring. Contact us for more information.

We had a super day at Beaulieu yesterday . Please pass on my thanks to your team, they were brilliant - cheery, knowledgeable, helpful and professional.

  • School Group Leader
  • July 2015

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