Educational Visits

Embark on an unforgettable educational journey at Powderham, a living testament to centuries of history and culture. Our educational visits offer a unique and enriching experience for students of all ages, bringing the past to life within the majestic walls of this historic castle and estate.

Explore Our Educational Programs:

  1. Guided Tours: Led by knowledgeable and engaging guides, our tours provide a captivating overview of Powderham Castle's rich history, architecture, and the stories of the people who lived here. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with historical artifacts, creating a dynamic and immersive learning experience. Let us know your topic and we can work on a tour to suit your needs.
  2. Interactive Workshops: Dive deeper into the past with our immersive Victorian Learning Experience. These hands-on sessions allow students to experience the life of a Victorian servant in the home of the Earl of Devon. See below for more details.
  3. Curriculum-Aligned Programs: Our educational visits are designed to complement school curricula. We work closely with educators to tailor programs that align with specific learning objectives, ensuring that students gain valuable insights and knowledge relevant to their studies.
  4. Explore Nature and Wildlife: Beyond the castle walls, explore the picturesque grounds and gardens of Powderham with a self-guided tour. Our nature and wildlife filled grounds encourage students to connect with the natural world, learning about ecology, botany, and wildlife conservation in a stunning historical setting.

Practical Information:

  • Booking: To schedule an educational visit, please contact our dedicated education team. Education visits must be booked in advance to secure your preferred dates and customize the experience to meet your group's needs.
  • Facilities: We can provide a dedicated space for lunches and breaks, ensuring a comfortable and convenient visit for students and accompanying staff.
  • Accessibility: Powderham Castle is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. Please inform us of any specific requirements, and we will do our utmost to accommodate them.

The price is £8.95 per child. We are able to run this type of educational visit with a minimum of 30 children (or £225) and a maximum of 52.

For enquiries or to make a booking please call our education team on 01626 891883 or email [email protected]

Victorian Learning Experience

Dive deeper into the past with our immersive Victorian Learning Experience. These hands-on sessions allow students to experience first hand the life of a Victorian servant in the home of the Earl of Devon. Students are encouraged to dress the part and assist the housekeeper preparing the castle for a grand dinner party before moving to the kitchen and helping cook make delicious treats for afternoon tea.

They will make comparisons between lifestyles through interactive sessions and hands-on activities with our Housekeeper and Cook in our Victorian Kitchen and Servants Hall.



Victorian Kitchen Project

We are thrilled to have successfully been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to renovate the Victorian Kitchens and Servants Hall for visitors and school groups.

For the first time, the story of ordinary people who worked in the Earl's household will be told. The household continues to be made up of people like us living in the local area. The project is an opportunity for the people who worked so hard during the Victorian era to receive recognition and to celebrate our shared heritage.

Powderham Castle is a unique and majestic place that encompasses everything from art and history to tourism and agriculture. There are lots of ways in which all types of visitor can learn about the Castle and its environs, it's collections, the people who have lived and worked here and those who maintain it today.

We are very happy to tailor our tours to suit your learning objectives. Please contact us to talk through your requirements.