Peterborough Heritage Festival Schools' Day 2017

Peterborough Heritage Festival Schools' Day 2017

Friday 16 June 2017

Bring history alive for your students at this exclusive day for schools at the UK's largest multi-period city-centre living history festival.

Every year, Peterborough Heritage Festival Schools' Day offers an invaluable opportunity for school children to:

  • Gain a firsthand experience of local history in one of Peterborough's most historic buildings: Peterborough Cathedral.
  • Meet and ask questions of characters from history - from Romans to Vikings, Tudors to World War II.
  • Reinforce classroom learning with topics especially tailored to the National Curriculum in a fun, hands-on and engaging way.
  • Learn outside the classroom in an environment proven to address educational inequality and help everyone thrive.

Take a look at the video of last year's Schools' Day opposite to get a taste of what you and your class might get up to.


Places are just £200 per class. 

To find out more, contact our education team at or call 01733 864700


At this year's Heritage Festival Schools' Day, you and your class can:

Join a Civil War Foot Regiment


Become honorary musketeers and pikemen as you and your class are commanded in drill exercises by Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I themselves

Ask: Is it right to put your King on trial?

Re-enact the historical events of 1646 when Parliament brought their King to justice. Join in with the debate, vote with your conscience, and then discover how the true story really played out.

Solve the Quest for the Magic Ring

Pick up clues throughout the day and discover the stories of important historical figures, from Boudicca to Wilfred Owen, along the way.