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Learning

Educational Visits

To book a visit for your class or group to Newcastle Castle, please contact the Learning Officer, either by email (learning@newcastlecastle.co.uk) or by telephone at 0191 230 6300. Please note that booking is essential for all educational groups visiting Newcastle Castle.

The information we need for a booking is:

  • The name and address of the school or organisation
  • A contact name, email address and telephone number
  • Your preferred dates
  • The number and year group of the children (if applicable)
  • Which workshop you require (if any)
  • Whether you need indoor lunch space
  • Any access requirements or other special needs

Workshops

Our workshops are designed to meet the needs of the curriculum, but we are happy to work with you to match your learning requirements as closely as possible. All of our workshops can be combined with a guided tour of the Castle to make a full day visit (10am - 2pm) at a small extra cost.

Cost

Our workshops cost £3 per pupil. A guided tour of the Castle costs £2 per pupil. That means that a full day visit to Newcastle Castle costs just £5 per pupil. Adults accompanying a school group are free. The fee includes indoor lunch space if required.

Teacher-led visits

Teacher-led visits are also possible and a range of resources are provided when you book or are available in the Downloads section. Teacher-led visits must still be booked in advance to avoid any clash with other groups. The cost is £2 per pupil and includes the use of indoor lunch space if required.

Itinerary

A typical itinerary for a school visit to Newcastle Castle might be:

  • 9:50am - Group arrives and puts bags away in Learning Room
  • 10am - Group starts guided tour of the Castle
  • 12pm - Group has lunch in the Learning Room
  • 12:30pm - Group starts workshop
  • 2pm - Visit ends

if you wish to visit the gift shop during your visit please arrange with the Learning Officer to do this either during the lunch break or at the end of your visit.

Finding Us

Newcastle Castle is situated in the centre of Newcastle, five minutes walk away from Central Station - follow the signs for the Black Gate and Castle Keep. The post code for sat-navs is NE1 1RQ. The closest metro station is Central Station. Please note that while coaches can drop off at the site there is no on-site coach parking - the nearest multi-storey car park is on Dean Street.