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Monday 19th March:  We are open today but due to the snow we are unable to operate the monorail.

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 - plus the nearby historic shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard - 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 or request our Education Brochure for full details of the following programmes:


Educational Visit at the National Motor Museum

MOTORING MATHS - Maths, Numeracy
Practice and progress any level of Mathematical skill or basic numeracy outside the classroom. Highlight creative and constructive Mathematics and demonstrate the application of numeracy to everyday objects such as the motor car.

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.

THE HISTORY OF MOTORING - Inventions, Journeys, On The Move
Man's dream of a horseless carriage led to experiments with steam and pedal power before the combustion engine changed the world. Studying transport, journeys or forces? Why not link with a visit to Buckler's Hard?

SPEED - Forces, Aerodynamics, Land Speed Records
Introducing principles of design and engineering behind Land Speed Record vehicles and Formula 1 cars.

MOTORING FUN - Discover The Weird & Wacky
This hands-on fun programme lifts the lid on some of the more unusual and entertaining aspects of motoring history.



Educational Visit in the National Motor Museum

Studying a great book such as Stormbreaker, Goodnight Mr Tom, Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows or Powder Monkey? Or a writer? Shakespeare or Ian Fleming? Use our collections for creative writing projects like World War 2 Code Poems or car personalities inspired by Gumdrop.

BEAULIEU / BUCKLER'S HARD-CACHING - Maths, Geography, Technology
Use maps or school tablets or smartphones to follow an offline puzzle trail around the Beaulieu complex or Buckler's Hard Historic Village.

Work together and solve a series of mathematical challenges - this could include speed, friction, forces and/or weights & measures and for younger visitors counting, numerals, shape recognition and measurement. Use skills such as data collection, symmetry and analysis.

SITE INVESTIGATORS: BEAULIEU OR BUCKLER'S HARD - Literacy, Art, Design, Technology, Creative Arts, Communication
Use our buildings, their collections and the people who once lived and worked in them to develop communication, literacy and technology skills. Available at Beaulieu or Buckler's Hard Historic Village.


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. Link with a visit to Buckler's Hard to compare houses and homes in the 1700s and 1800s.

THE VICTORIANS - 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 - 29 Nov - 14 Dec 2017
Experience the atmosphere of a Victorian country house with household 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 find out about Beaulieu Abbey's changing fortunes.

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, Reasoning, Working Together
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.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for our fantastic trip! The whole day ran so smoothly and despite the occasional shower we had a brilliant day! Ruth and Richard were excellent and the children loved listening to them! We will definitely be returning next year!

  • School Group Leader
  • February 2018

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