Explore Blakesley Hall, a historic Tudor house, similar to those in 17th century London, where you will discover the tale of the Great Fire of London!

Using our inspiring rooms at Blakesley, with a little help from some entertaining dressing up opportunities, we will follow the events of the Great Fire of London:

  • Examining an original timber framed house, drawing inferences to how the houses in London were similar and how the conditions in 1666 were hazardous.
  • Meeting Thomas Farriner and his maid where, through role play, we will encounter the events which led to the start of the fire.
  • Performing part of Samuel Pepys diary to find out how Samuel Pepys and other people reacted to the fire.
  • Using interactive games to learn about the methods people used to put out the fire.
  • Examining the aftermath and how London was rebuilt.

Curriculum links

Perfect for KS1 curriculum:

  • Studying events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the Great Fire of London].
  • Studying significant historical events.

Important Information

Parts of the tour will require the use of the staircase within Blakesley Hall. If your class has any access needs, please contact us in advance so that elements of the session can take place on the ground floor instead.

School visits to Blakesley Hall are available Wednesday - Friday.

Bring two classes from your school and spend a full day on site with self-led activities to use outside of your taught session.

Get in touch to book

Call us on 0121 348 8001 (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm) or email us