Museum of London
School visits to the Museum can support and inspire learning across the curriculum, through both self-directed visits and sessions.
Although the London's Burning exhibition is now closed, most of the objects from this popular exhibition are on display in the new War, Plague & Fire gallery.
A virtual version of the London's Burning exhibition is still available online. Visit the London's Burning exhibition website (external link).
Taught sessions are also available that explore the Great Fire through role-play, object handling, storytelling and puppetry. Use the following links to find out what's on for primary, secondary and SEN school audiences:
If schools are unable to come to the Museum, a Fire of London video conference is also available throughout the year (go to Videoconferencing for more information).
The Museum of London is close to St. Paul’s Cathedral and a visit to the London’s Burning exhibition can be easily combined with the Cathedral’s Great Fire sessions.
The National Archives
We offer free onsite workshops that fit the requirements of the National Curriculum for history, citizenship and literacy. These enable students of all ages and abilities to enjoy the challenge of working with original historical sources. For information about our Key Stage 1 Great Fire of London workshop and the rest of our programme of workshops and video conferences, please visit the website.
Our schools' website is: http://www.learningcurve.gov.uk/ (external link). Here you will find online exhibitions, lessons and resources for Key Stages 1-5 supporting the National Curriculum in history. This includes an online lesson (external link) on the Great Fire of London.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s offers a schools’ session about the Great Fire of London, including a guided tour of the Crypt, Cathedral floor and Triforium. This tour shows pupils a model of Old St Paul's, artefacts that survived the Great Fire in 1666, Wren's tomb and the fabulous Great Model designed by him to show one of his plans for rebuilding the Cathedral. To find out more visit the St. Paul's Cathedral website (external link).