Visits to Schools

Our dedicated education & outreach officer visits schools and provides curriculum linked sessions on all aspects of the county's history.

For Primary schools we're here to help whether you're learning about prehistory (Stone Age to Iron Age), Roman, Saxon, Viking or medieval Lincolnshire. We use object-based learning in all our school visits, so your children will get the chance to handle real artefacts and discover history first hand.

We also work with secondary schools and colleges. Providing guided tours and study days at our historic sites, and offering an exciting work experience programme for students considering a career in the heritage sector.

For half day visits we ask for a donation of £150, or £250 for a day working with several classes.

We know teachers can struggle to find information on local history, so we provide free advice to help you track down everything your pupils need for an exciting local history study or village project.

Get in touch View our Learning Programme for Schools

What Teachers Say

“The children loved the visit today and really engaged with the topic. I now have a class of budding archaeologists!"
-Year 4 Teacher

"It's so valuable for them being able to hold and discuss actual objects, rather than just looking at them through glass.”
-Year 3 Teacher

“We think the work of Heritage Lincolnshire is superb and we have loved their work with our school.”
-Assistant Head Teacher

Archaeology Club

Each term we hold archaeology clubs in primary schools across the county. The clubs run after school and are suitable for children aged 6-11.

Sessions lasts for one hour and include exciting activities that introduce children to different aspects of archaeology, from digging to drawing and historic buildings.

logo-childrens-university-learning-destinationThe club can fit around existing after school clubs, but typically runs once a week for six weeks. There is a small charge for providing archaeology club to support the cost of materials and travel.

Our archaeology club is accredited with the Lincolnshire Children’s University and we will be happy to provide pupils who participate with a stamp in their Passport to Learning.

"I'd give it 10 out of 10!" - Pupil

View our Archaeology Club Brochure

Learning Resources

We have produced a range of learning resources to support teachers with the history National Curriculum at Key Stage 1,  2, &  3. These provide information and activity ideas to help students understand how local places fit into wider national and world histories.

Our resources also offer suggestions for using Lincolnshire’s historic sites to support learning opportunities outside the classroom in other subjects, such as science, maths, and music.

We are always looking to develop new resources for teachers so please get in touch if there is a topic that you would like more information on.

We’re currently working with Lincolnshire County Council’s Historic Environment Team to prepare resources to assist local primary schools with teaching the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum's new Stone Age to Iron Age topic.

Books for Schools

We have produced a range of books perfect for teaching local history and geography.

Looking at Lincolnshire

Whether you're studying the Romans, the industrial revolution, or WWII we've written a series of accessible local history books great for teachers and packed with sources for students to study.

For younger readers our unique Looking at Lincolnshire literacy book offers the perfect introduction to the county's history. Every page brings to life the story of Lincolnshire, from its mighty castles and cathedral, to the lives of its famous sons and daughters, all beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork by Sarah Crome.

Local History Studies

Our experienced education staff can provide free advice on teaching any aspect of local history and archaeology.Heritage at Risk Training

With site studies back at Key Stage 3 and a study of the historic environment now compulsory at GCSE we can help you choose a project that will inspire your pupils.

We maintain an archive with historical information on every parish in Lincolnshire as well as an extensive local history library, map series, and a large handling collection of artefacts, all of which we can make available for your project.

We're passionate about Lincolnshire's history and our expert staff are available to visit schools to support local history studies. For a donation we can provide training for pupils in researching sources, how to read historic buildings, and run practical activities like graveyard surveys, artefact studies, or visits to our historic sites.

Local History Research

Visits to Our Historic Sites

There are six historic sites in the care of the Trust and each has great potential for learning outside the classroom.

Pond dipping in Bolingbroke Castle Moat

Pond dipping in Bolingbroke Castle Moat

The historic sites in our care offer great opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Our staff can help you plan your trip with resources, risk assessments, and practical information, as well as assisting you on the day if necessary.

Work Experience

We provide work experience placements for young people in Lincolnshire schools and colleges who are interested in pursuing a career in heritage, archaeology or historic building conservation.


Every work experience placement is different and students can expect to get a taste of various aspects of our work from managing historic sites, to field archaeology, outreach, events management, ICT and marketing or social media.

Places are limited and should be arranged via your institution’s careers service. Students will be based at our offices in Heckington, which is served by frequent train services between Skegness, Boston, Sleaford, and Grantham, with good connections for Spalding, Lincoln and Gainsborough.

If you live further afield or are no longer in formal education why not take a look at our current volunteering opportunities for other ways that you can get involved.