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Tower of London - Historic Royal Palaces


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The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
87 reviews


Very Good




(January 2021)

great venue - same as my other review (May 2020 - Secondary)

always so organised and feel safe to travel with groups of students to this venue. (May 2020 - Secondary)

Excellent, self-contained venue (March 2020 - Secondary)

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(February 2020 - Primary)

Great support with organisation of trip! (February 2020 - Primary)

Leaving earlier a head of the school day helped with traffic. On arrival the early lunch suited the younger children as they were hungry and they then had less to carry. Groups of 5 worked well with the ratio of 8 adults due to busy location and narrow corridors and rooms etc. Easy to carry out head counts. The extra adults helped with supervision of toilets as there was one way in and a different way out. A male member of staff ensured was a more efficient and faster process. The workshop was brilliant! The story teller was very engaging and knowledgeable. It would have been useful to find out what locations the workshop would be held in to plan for the self-led tours. We left the venue at the perfect time to make it back to school for 3:45pm. Future planning: Plan ahead for cover arrangements/duties to allow for extra staffing. Teach the topic before the visit again as this helped children bring the history to life. (February 2020 - Primary)

Great location for bringing Tudors to life (February 2020 - Secondary)

The day was very informative and the story of Duleep Singh really captured students' imaginations. Students in Year 8 produced interesting short pieces of creative writing in response to seeing the Queen's collection of state jewels etc. They will be honing this in subsequent sessions and working with poet Dean Atta in March. (February 2020 - Secondary)

(January 2020 - Secondary)

(January 2020 - Primary)

The trip was successful. The resources downloaded from the TOL site and made into a booklet asked relevant questions to direct them to key Norman features on the route, as well as giving them space to make their own observations. (January 2020 - Primary)

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(December 2019 - Primary)

Site itself is excellent Lecture of a high quality Site felt safe and students were able to see things we have discussed in lesson. eg. Site of Anne Boleyn's execution. Prison carvings of key prisoners such as Earl of Warwick (December 2019 - Secondary)

(November 2019 - Primary)

Fantastic venue. A wonderful crime and punishment tour. (November 2019 - Primary)

(November 2019 - Primary)

Fantastic trip. Helpful staff. Excellent experience. TfL staff very helpful. (November 2019 - Primary)

Workshops were very motivating and engaging. (October 2019 - Primary)

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(October 2019)

Really lovely, excellent trip out. (September 2019 - Secondary)

Not good when raining, not enough in door space, I would not use this again although would have been fantastic if the weather was good (August 2019 - Secondary)

(July 2019 - Primary)

(July 2019 - Secondary)

The venue was excellent. (July 2019 - Primary)

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(July 2019 - Secondary)

This was a great visit, especially if the weather is good. I would also recommend travelling to and from the Tower by river cruise. It always takes a long time to actually enter the Tower as we always have to sort things out that seem straightforward. (June 2019 - Secondary)

Excellent trip but getting in was a nightmare- 20 mins plus queuing at the group entrance. (June 2019 - Secondary)

(June 2019 - Primary)

Excellent organisation of tickets - ready to collect. (June 2019 - Primary)

Great workshop, surroundings and staff very friendly and informative (May 2019 - Primary)

It was interesting and informative, but map suggests the exhibits are more impressive than they actually are. (May 2019 - Secondary)

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(May 2019 - Primary & Secondary)

venue is great. workshop didn't cover what we expected (May 2019 - Primary)

(April 2019 - Secondary)

Y5 visited the Tower. Very friendly informative staff. The day was well organised with guided tours and workshops. Excellent structure and very informative. (April 2019 - Primary)

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(March 2019 - Secondary)

Very engaging venue and resources; workshop perfectly pitched for the group. The visit has stimulated really excellent work back in school. (February 2019 - Primary)

Well organised, workshop was very information. Children loved the experience (February 2019 - Primary)

(February 2019 - Secondary)

Fantastic - so much to see and do for the children. We learned lots about Tudor history before the trip. The children were excited to see the actual place where so much had happened in Tudor times. (January 2019 - Primary)

The Crime and Punishment presenter was fantastic, the Tudor Clothing presenter was ok. (December 2018 - Primary)

Excellent provision for Travel and Tourism BTEC (November 2018 - Secondary)

(November 2018 - Secondary)

We needed more time. (October 2018 - Secondary)

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(October 2018 - Secondary)

Really good for letting pupils wander safely and take in the information at a good pace. (September 2018 - Secondary)

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(September 2018 - Secondary)

Good. Needs more planning ahead for tour section. Perhaps a guide could be arranged. (September 2018 - Secondary)

(July 2018 - Primary)

Students enjoyed learning about the physical attributes of the castle, particularly how thick the walls were, as well as how it was used for defence and as a royal palace. (July 2018 - Secondary)

The tower had plenty of visitors but we did not have to wait longer than a few minutes to see any of the exhibits that we wanted to. (June 2018 - Primary)

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(May 2018 - Primary)

Excellent trip, the children really enjoyed it (May 2018 - Secondary)

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(April 2018 - Primary)

Thoroughly enjoyable trip. Ticket collection was easy and no queues. The details were communicated easily and clearly. The taught session was excellent and totally engaged the children. It linked clearly to our area of learning and helped the children contextualise what we had learnt. So much to see and do around the Tower, the children loved it all. staff were helpful and obliging when answering questions. Year 6 children and staff agreed it was the best trip we had been on for years. (March 2018 - Primary)

(March 2018 - Primary)

Ice skating @ Tower Bridge was successful. (March 2018 - Secondary)

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