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Cardiff Castle welcomes schools. As well as standard visits, we also offer a programme of topical workshops with subjects including the Romans, medieval, Victorians, World War Two (WW2), and myths and legends.

Our fully accessible Education Centre is ideal for learning outside the classroom. Open throughout term time, its two rooms can each host groups of up to 30 for a variety of informative and stimulating events.

If you have an enquiry about a school booking, please fill in the contact form or call 029 2087 8110.

Outreach and Online Workshops for Schools.

Many of our most popular workshops are available for outreach visits and online.

Whether you are studying the Romans, Normans, castles, Victorians, or World War II, you will find plenty to keep your pupils engrossed; either whilst visiting Cardiff Castle or by booking one of our outreach visits or online workshops.

Cardiff Castle is a unique site with 2000 years of history. It was started in the 1st century AD by the Romans who built the original fort. In the 11th century, the Normans constructed the Keep that still dominates the Castle Green.

The medieval Lords of Glamorgan began work on the House during the 15th century but it was the Bute family in the 19th century who transformed the House into the opulent Victorian Gothic home it is today. During World War II the walls which surround the Castle were used as air raid shelters; a place of safety for thousands of Cardiff citizens. A reconstruction of the shelters has been opened for visitors to explore.

We are always looking at ways of developing our educational service and welcome any questions and suggestions that teachers, and other educational professionals, might have about our offer.


Whether you are studying the Romans, Normans, castles, Victorians, or the Home Front and World War II, you will find plenty to keep your pupils engrossed both whilst visiting Cardiff Castle and during preparation and follow-up work at school.


To get the most from your visit, we recommend that you read the following information regarding booking, which is designed to inform you of our booking procedures and provide practical information about your visit.


If you have any questions about booking an education visit to Cardiff Castle, or would like to make an enquiry, then please click the button below to fill out our contact form, and a member of the team will be in touch as swiftly as possible.

We would be very grateful for any feedback on your educational visit to Cardiff Castle


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