This Teachers’ Kit for 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield has been designed for teachers and group leaders to support a free self-led visit to the site.

It includes a variety of materials suited to teaching a wide range of subjects and key stages, with practical information, activities for use on site and ideas to support follow-up learning.

This versatile guide can be adapted for each class and study group’s needs. The colour-coded resources help you easily locate what you need and view individual sections. All of their activities have clear guidance on the intended use for study so you can adapt them for your desired learning outcomes.


Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: Art & Design, Drama, English, Geography, History, Religious Studies

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What better way to learn about 1066 and the Battle of Hastings than by walking in the footsteps of William the Conqueror and King Harold at Battle Abbey? Standing where history was made, your students will better understand the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and beyond.

“A fantastic educational experience for the whole class; the Battle of Hastings was brought to life with battle cries, sword swinging and fantastic scenery that inspired all the pupils.”
Hannah Vaughan, KS2 teacher

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