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Delve into the darker corners of the mind at the final home of the father of modern psychology!

The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family after they were forced to flee Nazi-occupied Vienna. Students can discover the man behind the theories through his intriguing consulting room, his extraordinary collection of antiquities, and his world-famous psychoanalytic couch.

The Museum has a dedicated Education Team who are passionate about Freud and his work. Facilitated visits include an introduction to the house, and a tailored discussion at the end of the visit to help students understand Freud’s approach and assist with exam preparation.

Students can also explore Freud’s ideas with a new series of specially produced educational films, created for A-Level students learning about the psychodynamic approach.

The informative Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum use historical material to tell the story of the Nazi persecution of the Jews and other groups before and during World War II.

An audio tour and tailored teaching session will enable groups to focus on key psychological topics such as prejudice and social influence. We highly recommend this visit. A café is also available on site for lunch, if required.

Bethlem Hospital is Europe’s first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illness. The hospital museum, Museum of the Mind, has relocated to Bethlem Hospital site, and the new premises include a dedicated learning space, permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition gallery and archive search room.

Self-guided visits are available for school groups. These 90 minute sessions include a short introductory talk and a visit to the museum which now includes sections on labelling and diagnosis, freedom and constraint, temperament, treatments and recovery.

Teachers are welcome to make an advance visit and develop their own activities.


Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.

During this exciting hands-on session based around the psychology of a magician, your group will take a closer look at what psychology teaches magicians and vice versa.

You will explore how a working knowledge of the vision system and behaviour can be used to trick the eyes (perspective, retention of vision, change blindness, inattentional blindness, motion blindness etc.) plus how a magician can exploit the brain’s thinking to read and influence minds.

There will be lots of opportunities to participate in simple magic tricks and experiments before returning home to test your skills on friends and family.

A tour combining both the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice - it starts at the Royal Courts of Justice, a stunning historical building where some of the country’s most significant legal judgements are made. This is followed by a walk through the secret alleys and courtyards of the nearby Inns of Court, in the footsteps of some of the country’s most renowned legal minds.

The tour then moves on to the Old Bailey, the country’s leading criminal court, for a talk outside on the fascinating history of the Old Bailey and a guide to the most interesting trials being heard that day. You will have the knowledge to make an informed choice of which case to watch. You will know what time trials are starting, what they are about and most importantly where to be and when.

During an educational tour of this unique and medieval prison, which dates back to the 12th century, your students will have the opportunity to handle original historical torture artefacts relating to crime and punishment used in the prison.

Witness the terrible conditions of the time, and learn of the prison’s involvement in many major events through audio and visual presentations and the colourful narrative provided by your guide. Self-guided visits are also available.

Suitable for KS3-5, this exciting visit to the historic Royal Courts of Justice will have your group talking for weeks! You can choose from a wide range of quality learning experiences. 

This two-hour session takes place in a working court room and around the courts. 

Students will:

  • Be introduced to the Royal Courts of Justice and what happens there
  • Prepare and enact a trial based on an ex-offender’s experiences
  • Explore roles in a court room and meet a legal professional where possible
  • Discuss and debate real sentencing options

Suitable for KS3-5, this exciting visit to the historic Royal Courts of Justice will have your group talking for weeks! You can choose from a wide range of quality learning experiences. 

This two-hour session takes place in a working court room and around the courts.

Students will:

  • Be introduced to the Royal Courts of Justice and what happens there
  • Prepare for and debate an appeal case which has been heard at the Royal
  • Courts of Justice (this can be a broader debate or one that focuses on a particular point of law)
  • Explore roles in a court room and meet a legal professional, where possible

What makes us buy certain products? Discover how well-loved brands have evolved through creative use of packaging and advertising and how we, the public, have evolved with them.

1 hour workshops are also available and cover topics such as Branding, Sustainability, Graphic Design & Packaging and Customer Profiling.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of London’s famous stadiums and consider the mindset of the players as they head out to compete. Tours available include Wembley, the Emirates, Stamford Bridge and Twickenham.

On a Natural History Museum school trip, your students can explore the natural world and discover the amazing diversity of life that has evolved on our planet. Study a range of themes including climate change, evolution and the natural environment, helping to give your students an understanding of the impact that science has on their lives.

Exploring the human biology gallery, which covers memory and how our memory functions and an insight into the human body.

The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

The venue provides an insight to anyone seeking to understand biology, medicine and the role of medicine in society – past and present. Free guided tours of exhibitions are available for pre-booked groups.


The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subject areas.

The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema.

Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.

New in 2022 - Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery:

Aimed at KS3 & KS4 levels, students will get to explore this gallery and get hands on with interactive exhibits which simulate job-related tasks. Students can experience what it's like to create visual effects on a film set, analyse blood samples in a lab, fix a fault on a wind turbine and plenty more.

Discover firsthand the historical context of Whitechapel in the late 19th century as well as in-depth historical knowledge on Jack the Ripper.

This informative evening activity led by expert guides provides an insight into the crimes including what they reveal about the history and social conditions in the East End of London at the time. The site is also near Cable Street so the study visit can include work on 20th century protest.

The London Dungeon has been delighting audiences for over 40 years and brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, scenes and rides in an exciting walk-through experience that lets you see, hear and smell historic London and its perilous past. Get pupils thinking about spoken language and stage directions as they review script writing and explore the physical creation of a show as they look at the design process, including room layout, make-up and costume design and highlight the importance of historical accuracy in relation to topic, characters and set design. 

Take a two-hour walk through the life, times and ideas of Karl Marx. Visit the places in and around Soho where Marx lived and worked, and hear the extraordinary tale of this man who would change the world.

The tour gives a full biography of Karl Marx and his family from his early years, his studies, his revolutionary journalism, his hopes, dreams, ailments and tragedies, as well as reviewing his political and intellectual influence. 

Visit this permanent exhibition that examines London’s involvement in transatlantic slavery. In the setting of this historic sugar warehouse, challenge long-held beliefs that abolition was initiated by politicians and be touched by the real objects, personal stories and vibrant art and music that have left their legacy on the capital today.

Your expert guide will meet you close to where the headquarters of the Women’s Social & Political Union once was, and the tour ends at Emmeline Pankhurst’s statue. 

Along the route, which takes in some of the best-known sights of London, you will learn about major events in which the heroes were Emmeline, Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst, Kier Hardie, the ill-fated Emily Davison and others. The inspiring story continues through the First World War to the Suffragettes’ final victory. 

The Museum holds the largest collection in the world of memorabilia relating to the Women’s Social & Political Union, in its 1850-1940s collection, including Emmeline Pankhurst’s Hunger Strike Medal.

A West End show is a magical and unforgettable experience and a must for groups visiting the city! Catch a show at one of the capital's famous theatres with tickets to an array of award-winning plays and spectacular musicals, including the Lion King and Wicked! 

There are so many popular options to choose from and we can book any show for your group. Plus, our dedicated in-house theatre team and our links with the best ticket providers means we’ll be able to reserve your first choice tickets.

A classroom with a moving view! Standing 135m tall on the South Bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The London Eye.

Since 2000, this world-famous structure has taken over 75 million people on a journey into London’s skyline. Be inspired with our Skyline Workshops. At an additional cost, these enhanced in-pod experiences are delivered by our education hosts and include interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline.

Developed in collaboration with education specialists, teachers can book either a KS2/KS3 version.

Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your students will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the '' London Eye.

The world of the Media is a creative and inspiring one, where ideas combine with drama, excitement and humour to keep us entertained and engaged. A fully interactive experience, Madame Tussauds will inspire, enthuse and immerse pupils in celebrity culture and modern media as they walk among the stars!

The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.

Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.

See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Appreciate works of art, both old and new, at the fantastic galleries on offer in the city.

A trip to the capital isn’t complete without a little shopping time! We recommend Covent Garden as a suitable area for groups to explore and watch the street performers.

Discover the history of London and its people. The Museum of London overlooks the Roman remains of the City wall and reveals the history of the capital from prehistoric and Roman times through to medieval, Tudor and 18th century expansion, and the bustling multicultural London of today. Spectacular collections, immersive spaces and interactive exhibits transport you through the capital's tumultuous past, rich with drama, triumph and near-disaster!

For those studying the GCSE option Crime and Punishment in Britain, take a walking tour of the Whitechapel area.  Five of the six most famous murder cases in Britain from 1811-1911, plus a famous Kray Twin murder, the Sidney Street Siege and the Cable Street Riot, all took place in or a stone's throw from Whitechapel.

This walk can be adapted to your study themes, whether it be the Whitechapel of Jack the Ripper, the Krays, some of the other crimes or, a combination of them, we'll cover the social history, the policing and also consider why it is that Whitechapel produced such famous crimes.  

A morning talk at the Viaduct Tavern opposite the Old Bailey, which includes a hot drink and a croissant. Hear about the fascinating history of the Old Bailey, and the places of interest around it, such as the pub where wealthy people rented rooms to get the best view of the public executions and an exclusive view of the old Newgate Prison gaol cells. Afterward, we can direct you straight to the most interesting cases on at the Old Bailey that day. For schools, colleges and universities, a special teachers’ information pack is available which includes a history of the Old Bailey and an Old Bailey timeline. 

During a 90 ­minute session with a sleep expert from the Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS), students will explore the links between sleep and wakefulness. Created by Dr Chris Idzikowski, the country's leading expert in sleep and director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, this unique session draws on his experience of more than 30 years in the field which includes running a sleep disorders centre, investigating the effects of drugs on sleep, giving expert advice at major criminal trials and publishing several books.

You can choose to focus on a range of study themes including: Sleep Research, Sleep Disorders; Sleep and the Law; Sleep and dreaming, Mental Illness and Sleep.­ Your session can be tailored to suit the specific learning requirements of your group. For example, for GCSE groups "Sleep research" can be turned into an opportunity to learn about "Research methods" used in psychological research. 

There’s persecution, hanging, drawing and quartering, burnings at the stake, grave robbing, the horror of the Great Fire, an infamous prison and its gallows, a scary ghost, traitors’ heads on gates, bear baiting, prostitution, a debtors’ prison, riots and other general unpleasantness.

If you are a teacher who is looking for a fun and educational school field trip, then Twist Museum is the right place for you. Full of thoughtful, multisensory exhibits that explore the science of perception, optical illusion, and how much our brains are working to interpret the world.

Twist Museum is comprised of 65 unique exhibits, from how we interpret colour, light and sound to a whole room devoted to perspective and how we see objects in real space. The museum strives to capture a healthy balance between entertainment and play and education and learning, with pupils of all ages enjoying our multisensory exhibits.

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