Great Fire of London

School trips during coronavirus

To safeguard against coronavirus, we'll be running a limited range of school trips.

From October 2020, the following school trips will be available:

All other school trips are suspended until further notice.

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines, school trips can now only accommodate up to 30 pupils per day. School groups of over 30 pupils will need to book more than one school trip.

1. Overview

This is a half day trip that can be made into a full day. Trips on a Monday are full day only and the maximum number of pupils is 60. For a full or half day trip Tuesday to Friday the maximum number of pupils is 45.

In this exciting session, pupils will 'Retell the story' of the Great Fire of London within the 17th century rooms at Staircase House.

Learning outcomes

Pupils will learn:

  • where, when and why the Great Fire broke out
  • the sequence of the main events of the fire
  • what an eye witness is, Samuel Pepys

Make a full day trip

To make a full day trip, choose two sessions from the list below:

  • Wattle and daub – pupils will learn about 17th century house construction and take a wattle and daub panel back to school
  • The Plague – pupils will learn about the Plague and make a ‘medicine or cure’ using herbs
  • Fire Mark – pupils will learn about Fire Marks and design one to take back to school

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