History School Trips & Tours

At WST, our subject specialists take a keen interest in the current curriculum and can help you design a school tour which meets your students’ learning objectives, as well as recommending destinations which support your study topics.

We offer the following unforgettable history school trips:

Elizabethan England itinerary - tailor made to support AQA learning

This History trip is designed specifically to support GCSE groups studying AQA's British Depth Study on Elizabethan England c1568-1603 and in particular the Historic Environment of Kenilworth Castle

Uncover the personal stories of World War I

A trip to the WWI battlefields at Ypres and Somme is an eye-opening experience for any budding historian. History school visits here allow students to take in the battle-scarred landscapes while retracing the soldiers’ footsteps as they walk through the trenches. Our expert WWI guides can talk your students through the experiences of the men who fought there over 100 years ago, tailoring their information to match your current study topics.

The 1916 Somme Museum and In Flanders Field Museum are also brilliant for helping students realise the horrors of the battlefield, as well as reminding us why the brutal war is still relevant today.

Remember the tragic events of the holocaust

A war which affected the lives of millions, history school tours focusing on WWII are a poignant reminder of the tragic events of the 20th century. A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration camp in Poland, helps students to understand the atrocities of the Second World War. The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam is also an incredible insight into the circumstances Jews faced during the conflict, offering a personal account of the oppression they endured.

London also offers plenty of fantastic opportunities for getting to grips with WWII, with the Imperial War Museum, Jewish Museum and Churchill’s War Rooms right at your fingertips. Bletchley Park is also a must for history school visits, providing a fascinating insight into the codebreakers of WWII.

Discover America’s diverse history

From Washington’s historical sites and monuments to New York’s Ellis Island, school history trips to the USA are a great way for students to delve into American history. Not only does the Washington US Holocaust Museum provide film footage, artefacts and eye-witness accounts of the events of WWII, but the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is the perfect place for students to immerse themselves in the excitement of the Space Race.

Studying Migration? Free Downloadable Resources

If you're studying Migration, whether you're visiting London, Bristol or Liverpool, our handy on tour worksheets will support your learning and give your students food for thought. Developed in conjunction with the Migration Museum London. Our free worksheets highlight key vocabulary, discussion points and activities you can do back in the classroom. Once you book a migration tour with WST you'll automatically be given these free resources to download.  

Why choose WST for your history school trip? 

  • You’ll be put in contact with one of our history specialists who understand your learning objectives
  • We’ll tailor your tour itinerary to meet your specific study themes
  • We work with local history experts in each destination who understand your needs and how best to meet them
  • We offer a superb range of guided tours to suit your study topics
  • We are proud to be the only school tour operator with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award
  • Not only do we tailor make each of our school tours, but you can rely on our exceptional customer service throughout the planning

Book your school trip today

If you’d like to book a history school trip to one of our captivating destinations, get in touch with one of our subject specialists who will help you design a school tour to help meet your students’ learning objectives. 

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