School Visits

ENTRY PRICES FOR SCHOOLS ARE HEAVILY DISCOUNTED TO ENSURE YOU GET THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY AND THE FUNNIEST AND SCARIEST HISTORIC ATTRACTION IN EDINBURGH. 

Bring alive significant turning points in Scottish history, as pupils interact with the horrible truth on a school trip which will see them walk plague-ridden streets of 1665, escape the murderous pair, Burke & Hare, and face trial in a 16th century judicial system. This is educational learning with suspense, surprise and physical thrill.

There are 3 ways to book your visit. Either call the number below, click directly on the red ticket box and pay now, or complete the booking form and to place an enquiry and pay later. 

FOR ALL SCHOOL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL: 0871 663 1671

School Booking Form

Please Fill In Details Below
DD/MM/YYYY
1 Teacher must be booked for every 6 pupils (KS1+ 2) or 10 pupils (KS3+)
If your group is split across different timed shows you will need to have a sufficient amount of teachers per show.

By filling in the above you confirm that you are making a provisional School booking at The Edinburgh Dungeon. Your will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours detailing your order. Please note: Provisional bookings must be paid 10 working days in advance at the latest. If you require a price enquiry or have any general enquiries regarding School visits, please visit our School page here https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/en/plan/school-visits/

The Experience

The Dungeons brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walk through experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

We love it. We know your class will too. Here's why:

  • Full on 360 degree sets with gripping storytelling
  • 11  interactive shows and 500 years of history
  • State of the art theming and special effects
  • 2 thrilling underground rides (height restrictions apply) 
  • 80 minutes of laughs and screams

Intended for school children aged 8 and over, this is a unique and fun introduction to a range of classroom subjects, including History and Performing Arts.

The shows are based on real Scottish history and legends (minus the boring bits). You'll get up close and personal with sinister characters including the infamous Burke & Hare, and and our very own Plague Doctor's Assistant to name a few. 

Here is a tantalising taster of some of our most popular shows and attractions. You can also download a map of the Edinburgh Dungeon's tour.

CURRICULUM LINKS

Intended for P5-P7, S1-S6 (KS2-KS4),with stunning special effects, authentic sets, witty comedy and a host of scary surprises; The Dungeon is a unique and interactive learning experience that introduces a range of classroom subjects. 

Activity Name

Activity Outline

Curriculum Links

Age Range

Edinburgh Dungeon Tour

The full 75 minute tour through The York Dungeon, with every live show covering 2000 years of the city’s history.

History – Understand connections between local, regional, national and international history.  To understand history as a coherent and chronological narrative.

Drama/English - Role-play and other drama techniques can help pupils to identify with and explore characters.

8+

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Your students should walk away from the experience with the following:

  • Understanding of key events from Scotland's darkest history
  • Confidence to get involved in audience participation
  • Performing Arts in action – role play, costume, language and voice projection
  • Social/interactive opportunity will fellow pupils

Please enquire about international school visits as prices and offers may vary.

Lesson Plans

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a multi-sensory experience, delivered by 11 live actors.  The gripping story telling of local stories provides a unique platform to engage and excite your student’s minds; we guarantee it will be a hysterically horrible day out for all!

We recommend a visit to The Edinburgh Dungeon is combined with our free downloadable pre-visit lesson plans. They offer History, English and Performing Arts Curriculum Links.

PLAGUE IN 1348 & 1665 – DOWNLOAD HERE

Using the pupil worksheets, students will learn about the causes and the short term/long term effects of the plague including medieval beliefs towards medicine and health. Time for your pupils to reflect and write a diary as if there are a goldsmith living in London during the plague of 1348.

TORTURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES – DOWNLOAD HERE

Torture has been used for over 2000 years and most of the world’s civilizations have used torture as a way of punishing their victims or to find out information. Many of the instruments of torture you will see in the Dungeons have been around for hundreds of years. These work sheets will help students appreciate how and why they were used and their effects within the context of history.

Please enquire about international school visits as prices and offers may vary. 

Teachers RESOURCES

Free Teacher Tickets

To help with supervision on the day of your visit, we supply free teacher tickets with every class. We offer 1 ticket for every 5 pupils for primary school groups, and 1 ticket for every 10 pupils for secondary student groups or older.

Free Teacher Inspections

Up to 2 teachers can take a look around the Dungeons and speak to members of staff prior to the visit. This can be arranged by emailing edinburgh.dungeon@merlinentertainments.biz 

PAIN RELIEF FOR TEACHERS

Let us take the torture out of planning your school trip with some answers to those questions that are frequently asked, answered below! 

FAQS

RISK ASSESSMENT AND INSURANCES

GROUP SIZE AND TIMINGS

Tours consist of groups of a maximum of 28 people and last approximately 80 minutes. This does not include queue time. The time on your ticket is the time you are allowed to enter the building and queue. If your group is larger than 28, they will be split across two tours, being 7 minutes apart from each other. 

Getting Here

The Edinburgh Dungeon is located in on Market Street, Edinburgh, right next to Waverley Station (Market Street exit) and Waverley Bridge. 



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School Rates

We know price is important when arranging a school trip, so our schools pricing is heavily discounted for all school visits to ensure you get the best value for money.

 PACKAGES

PRICE PER PUPIL

Primary School Tickets

£6.50

Primary School Plus Tickets

£8.50

Secondary School Tickets

£8.50

The Edinburgh Dungeon can offer teachers the following school visit benefits:

  • Exclusive student school rates
  • One teacher free per six primary students and one free teacher for every 10 secondary students
  • £11.50 additional adults/teacher

There are three ways to book a school trip to The Edinburgh Dungeon.

ONLINE

If you are ready to book and you know the final number of pupils you would like to book for you can book online here.  Payment is in full via credit/debit card. Changes cannot be made after payment. Free teacher places will be automatically added, 1 for every 10 students.

BY PHONE

For further information or to make a booking while you finalise numbers please call us on 0871 663 1670

BOOKING FORM

Please complete the form below.

School Booking Form

Please Fill In Details Below
DD/MM/YYYY
1 Teacher must be booked for every 6 pupils (KS1+ 2) or 10 pupils (KS3+)
If your group is split across different timed shows you will need to have a sufficient amount of teachers per show.

By filling in the above you confirm that you are making a provisional School booking at The Edinburgh Dungeon. Your will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours detailing your order. Please note: Provisional bookings must be paid 10 working days in advance at the latest. If you require a price enquiry or have any general enquiries regarding School visits, please visit our School page here https://www.thedungeons.com/edinburgh/en/plan/school-visits/