School Visits 

At Samlesbury Hall we are dedicated to ensuring that your school trip is not only highly entertaining and enjoyable for the children, but also falls within the national Key Stage 1 & 2 framework. 

A school visit to Samlesbury Hall allows you to get up close and personal with almost 700 years of history. Walk in the footsteps of some of the most renowned figures from Lancashire History, and discover fun facts about this truly fascinating historic building, covering a range of curriculum topics from KS1 and 2 during school visits.

The tour costs £8 per child.

With our expert guide, Simon, at the helm of every visit, each tour can be tailored to your current studies, specific age group and key stage. He will not only reveal secrets of Samlesbury Hall's past, but is also able to answer questions any curious students may have.

Simon the Storyteller


Meet your school tour guide Simon! Simon was born and spent his early years in the North West. After completing his degree in History at Edge Hill College, he joined Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1984 and worked in Cambridge until 2010.

On retirement Simon worked on 2 Heritage Lottery projects at Great St Mary’s Church in Cambridge running guided tours based on his own research, In 2019 Simon and family moved back to Lancashire. Simon has worked as a Tour Guide at Lancaster Castle since 2021.

Simon’s focus is very much on investigating the history of Samlesbury Hall and sharing stories of the buildings and the everyday lives of the people who lived and died there.

For more information on our school trips, please contact us on 01254 812010 or to arrange a visit.