School visits

Bishops’ House has provided thousands of schoolchildren with first hand experience of being in a ‘Tudor’ house.  It’s an experience they do not forget and many adult visitors mention their first visit with their school.  Children love the whole experience of disovering the past whilst actually being in a house where the imagination is set free to transport them to these times.

We have a dedicated team of volunteers who are experienced primary school teachers and give guided tours, offer a handling collection and craft activities. As Bishops’ House is located in Meersbrook Park there are also opportunities for you to plan playground or nature study based activities, weather permitting.

For more information or to place a booking please get in touch via the contact form below, mentioning dates that work for you if you would like to make a booking.  We can then check to confirm volunteer availability and get back to you to confirm dates.   

Key information:

      • The House can accommodate up to 30 children, who need to be supported by at least 4 adults, one of whom should be a first aider.
      • A minimum of two volunteers will be on site to open up, welcome you and will facilitate your visit, including serving in the shop should you require that.  
      • Classes usually eat lunch outside if dry, or in the central hall if wet.  Visits to the shop can be slotted in during the lunch period. 
      • Please note that there is only one toilet. 
      • The cost of the visit is £3.50 per child for a half day visit (2 hours) £5 for a full day visit, payable by invoice.  There is no cost of accompanying adults.

Should you wish to come and familiarise yourself with Bishops House before a visit, or before making a booking, you will be very welcome.  The House is open between 10 am and 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any further questions!