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Museums and Heritage Learning - Lydiard House and Park


What do we offer? 

Lydiard Park is an ideal location to enjoy learning outside the classroom. We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor curriculum related sessions designed to provide compelling learning experiences.

We cover the Victorians, Victorian childhood, toys from the past, and homes then and now, as well as a range of seasonal and traditional Story Walks. The varied habitats and natural environment of Lydiard Park can also be explored throughout the seasons through our mini-beast and habitat study sessions. Full details of the programme are on the website.  

Why choose us?

The history and nature of the beautiful landscape of Lydiard Park provide an inspirational setting for a range of indoor and outdoor activities which encourage pupils to immerse themselves in their subject. 

Lydiard house child in historic costume


All our sessions are taught by qualified and experienced teachers with excellent knowledge of the curriculum and the heritage and history of Lydiard House and its occupants. Science sessions are also supported by the Lydiard Park Warden Team who have outstanding natural history expertise. 

We believe in cross-curricular learning and provide interactive and creative teaching and learning experiences using historical reconstruction, role play and handling, storytelling using characters and costume, and scientific investigative techniques. Pupils are encouraged to investigate their subjects and reflect upon the discoveries they make.

School Feedback: ‘I love this trip. It is my third year. The children learn so much and continue their learning when they return. They get a real buzz about Victorian Life’.


What is provided free?

This is a wholly traded service - there is no free element.

What is chargeable?

There is a charge for this service, for all schools and academies.

How the service can be provided/length of agreement

The service is a one-off visit for part or all of a school day which is booked in advance directly with, and confirmed by, the venue.

Contact Point

Learning Team: Swindon Heritage Education Team
Telephone:  01793 466640


Costs will vary depending on the experience booked and the number of children in the group. Please visit our website for current details and contact us to book. Payment must be made in advance or on the day of the visit.