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PAIN RELIEF FOR TEACHERS

Let us help take away the torture of planning your school trip, with these resources and FAQ’s.

TOP PLANNING TIPS:

  • A tour suits groups with a maximum of 24 people, and last approximately 75 minutes. The time on your ticket is your entry time; this may not be the start of your tour. We advise that you allow 90 minutes for the attraction experience (3hr+ including city tours). If your group is larger than 24, they will be split over two tours, leaving 8-15 minutes apart.
  • We will always strive to send schools of their own private tour on a tour. Exceptions may need to be made during peak periods.
  • While in the attraction, students will need to be supervised at all times. We advise a minimum of two teachers per group, allowing for a chaperone if any young persons need to exit the experience.
  • Toilets are located close to the admissions entrance. We strongly recommend using the facilities beforehand - leaving the tour will result in parts of the experience being missed.
  • Though there are stairs, we are wheelchair accessible. For more information of terms and restrictions, please email yorkguests@merlinentertainments.biz.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off, so as to not to disturb experience.

Classroom Resources

Our school resources are free and available on this website. We offer useful packs full of interesting and gruesome facts about historical events seen along the dungeon tour - aligned with the National Curriculum.

Since before records began, torture has been used  to punish / acquire information from unfortunate victims. The Dungeons showcase numerous (and authentically designed) devices of painful persuasion from the darkest corners of history.  These activity worksheets will help pupils understand how they were used within certain historical contexts. 

18th Century courts were very different from the ones we have today. Delve in deeper to discover and learn what crime and punishment was like in the 18th century. Through role play and re-enactment, pupils will quickly turn the classroom into 18th century courtroom.

Using the pupil worksheet, pupils will learn about the nature and impact the bubonic plague had on a medieval town and how people in the middle ages viewed the effects of the terrible disease. The children will write a detailed prescription filled with crazy cures for a sufferer of the plague.  

It’s medieval times and pupils will explore the strange and downright disgusting ways in which medieval medicine would have dealt with various conditions. Pupils will look at the range of individuals who could practice medicine and write a CV for a medieval surgeon.