School Visits

School visits to St George’s Chapel are currently arranged through Windsor Castle Learning Bookings. Information on the visits involving St George’s Chapel can be found here.

Choose one of our guided visits of St George’s Chapel for Key Stages 1 to 3, led by Chapel Stewards. Discover the rich history of the Chapel from its medieval architecture and treasures, to the Tudors and Stuarts, and from Queen Victoria to the present day. Learn about the Chapel as home to the Order of the Garter and as the burial site of 10 monarchs, including Henry VIII.

St George’s Chapel and the Knights of the Garter KS1/KS2

Session focus: The history of the Order of the Garter and the banners of the present-day Knights of the Order.
The locations of the royal tombs, including Henry VIII who is one of ten kings buried here, and hear stories about some of their occupants.
The Chapel’s role today as a Christian place of worship can also be included if of interest.

St George’s Chapel: Henry VIII’s final resting place KS2

Session focus: Where did Catherine of Aragon say her prayers?
Where is Henry VIII buried and with whom?
Where can you see a portcullis beside red and white roses?
Children find the answers to these and many other questions about Tudor history during this guided visit.

St George’s Chapel and Queen Victoria KS2

Session focus: To introduce St George’s Chapel as the spiritual home of the Knights of the Garter, the burial place of ten kings, and a Christian place of worship.
To highlight the many areas of the Chapel with links to the reign of Queen Victoria.
To describe Queen Victoria’s use of the Chapel throughout her lifetime.

St George’s Chapel: Gothic Splendour KS3

Session focus: The establishment of the Order of the Garter in 1348 and its founder Edward III.
Events leading up to the building of St George’s Chapel, which began in 1475, and some of the Chapel’s finest medieval treasures.
The role of the Chapel today as a Christian place of worship can also be included if of interest.

St George’s Chapel in the Tudor and Stuart period KS3

Session focus: Henry VIII and Charles I, who are buried in the Chapel and whose reigns changed the religious and political landscape of their time.
The history of the Chapel during the English Civil War, the visit links to KS3 History and to cross-curricular studies including RE.
The role of the Chapel today as a Christian place of worship can also be included if of interest.

Available on Weekdays.  Session times: Confirmed at time of booking

To discuss arranging a visit, please contact the Learning Bookings team:

The Learning Bookings Team
Ticket Sales and Information Office
Buckingham Palace
London
SW1A 1AA

Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7766 7323
Fax: (+44) (0) 20 7930 9625

Email: [email protected]

The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.