Visiting Weoley Castle
This page contains comprehensive information for teachers bringing pupils on a visit to Weoley Castle, it includes pre-visit and on the day information.
Weoley Castle offers the opportunity to study the ruins and environs of a 750 year old moated medieval manor house in a safe outdoors environment.
For enquiries or to make a booking contact the Education Bookings Team on 0121 348 8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the schools risk assessment (PDF) for Weoley Castle.
If you are a first time visitor to Weoley Castle it is recommended that a member of your teaching staff attends a pre-visit. The ruins can be viewed from the viewing platform which is open every day.
Our facilitated sessions take place within the historic environment of Weoley Castle and are interactive and hands-on. They have been developed by an experienced museum Learning Officer and are linked to the National Curriculum. Sessions include active learning opportunities and are designed to appeal to all learning abilities and styles.
Self-guided visits are available by pre-booking only. To plan and book your self-guided visit please contact our bookings team.
All of our taught sessions are available for home education groups. We can adapt the content of the taught sessions to fit with mixed age groups, abilities and needs. A minimum charge may apply.
The site is mainly grass but is largely on the flat (other than access to the moat). Accessible toilet facilities are available.
Goodie bags are available to pre-order and can either be paid for on the day or via invoice to your school. To pre-order your bags please contact Sarehole Mill on 0121 348 8160.
Pupil / Teacher Ratio
- For Foundation and Key Stage 1 groups a minimum of 1 adult to every 6 children is required.
- For Key Stage 2 and over a minimum of 1 adult for every 10 children is required.
A failure to meet these ratios may result in your session being cancelled upon arrival.
On the Day Information
School groups should arrive 15 minutes before the start of their first taught session. This will allow for pupils to disembark from the coach, drop off lunch bags and visit the toilets.
Late arrival may result in your taught sessions being shortened. Sessions cannot be carried over due to other groups and activities around the house.
Coach Drop Off and Parking
Coaches can drop pupils off on Alwold Road. There is no dedicated coach parking.
Please enter via the main entrance.
Our classroom space is large enough for a taught session with table dinner space at one end.
Lunch by picnic in the grounds or in the classroom. Please discuss this at the point of booking.
Teachers and pupils may leave their belongings in the classroom, which is a secure space, but it is recommended to keep high value items on you at all times.
Accessible toilet facilities are available onsite.
There is no shop at Weoley Castle.
- It is the responsibility of the class teachers and accompanying adults to control the behaviour of pupils
- Pupils are expected to show respect, listen to museum staff and follow instructions
- A health and safety briefing will be given as part of your visit
Photography is permitted.