Burghley, where learning is inspired

Learning outside the classroom provides opportunities for both formal and informal educational experiences.  Teachers know that the most meaningful learning often occurs through real-life, practical or hands-on activities.  We hope you will enjoy your visit to Burghley House which can be inspiring and informative in so many ways and offers experiences which can not be replicated in a school environment.

What’s on at Burghley for your school?

Runaways. Fairies. Goblins. WATER PISTOLS!?! Look out, it’s Rubbish Shakespeare!

A dedicated, afternoon school’s matinee performance will take place in the gardens on the 10th June. (13:00 – 15:00)

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company cast of four have the Bard’s impish tale of forbidden love and pixies in their sights.

​Their plan, to stage the greatest edition of the Dream ever seen complete with magic in it and everything. Will they succeed? Of course not – they’re ‘Rubbish!’ Sit  back, relax and giggle along, as our four hapless idiots fail for an hour for your amusement.

​Full of high-octane slapstick action and mischievous storytelling, this vibrant reimagining brings belly laughs for all ages.

Expect a trail of wigs, bubble guns, life-size cardboard cutouts, and a frankly pitiful attempt at roller skating.

If your school would be interested in coming to the spectacular Rubbish Shakespeare performance, please contact our Education team on 01780 761996 or email education@burghley.co.uk


Opening Times For School Visits

Burghley House is available all year round for school visits 10.00 – 2.30 Monday to Friday.


We have storage space for packed lunches and rooms for children to eat lunch inside when the weather is inclement.


At Burghley House our educational provision is intended to be inclusive for all, regardless of differences in gender, ability, disability, age, social background, culture or race.


To book your visit please contact our Education Department on telephone
01780 761996 or email education@burghley.co.uk

To downloads our risk assessments please click below:

House Risk Assessment Gardens’ Risk Assessments

Victorian activities in Brewhouse

2018 Prices Per Pupil

£8.00 (Incl VAT) per child for a House led workshop or Sculpture Workshop.

£7.00 (Incl VAT) per child for a self guided tour of the House.

£5.50 (Inc VAT) per child for admission to the gardens only.

Please note that all these prices are inclusive of VAT which is chargeable, but which should be reclaimable if your school is a charitable institution.

Teachers & accompanying supervising adults admitted free at a ratio of 1:5 for KS1 AND 1:8 FOR KS2. Additionally, we do no charge for and adults accompanying a child who requires 1:1 supervision.
For pupils in the Foundation Stage & K .S. 1 a ratio of 1:8 is recommended.

(For Tudor visits a class set of period style costumes can be hired – £0.25 per child.)