Heritage learning at Cardiff Castle recognised as ‘excellent’



With 2,000 years of history stretching back to the Romans, there's a lot for visitors to learn at Cardiff Castle. Luckily the education programme on offer to the thousands of school children who visit each year has recently gained a Sandford Award for Education, having been assessed as ‘excellent.'

Assessors for the award, which is the only nationally recognised quality mark for heritage learning, praised the ‘dedicated and committed staff' and the care taken to ensure schools ‘meet their learning goals and have an enjoyable and memorable visit' and judged the delivery of education sessions to be ‘outstanding.'

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Pupils from St Mary's Primary School in Newport enjoying a trip to Cardiff Castle.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, said: "Cardiff Castle is one of Wales's leading heritage attractions and this award confirms that, thanks to the passion and commitment of the Castle team, its informative and inspiring education programme is also up there with the best."

As well as getting a guided tour through 2,000 years of history from the Romans, to the Normans, the Victorians and World War II, visiting pupils can also take part in a range of workshops in the fully accessible Education Centre. These include ‘Meet the Knight' sessions, as well as workshops exploring topics such as ‘Medieval Medicine,' and ‘The Bute Family.'

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