Education is at the heart of Lauderdale House and with the launch of a brand-new Heritage programme, Lauderdale House offers a variety of creative learning opportunities for schools, young people and the local community to participate in our exciting and multi-arts heritage programme.

children at Lauderdale House
Primary schools
Secondary Schools
Young People
Special Projects
Primary schools

If you’re interested in visiting Lauderdale House or would like more information please contact Maddy Gilliam, Heritage Education Officer or call 020 8348 8716.

Lauderdale House is proud to be an arts award centre.

arts award centre

Free visits for Primary Schools

We offer a range of free, cross-curricular resources for primary schools.  We use our specialist knowledge, the fantastic spaces and the exciting heritage of Lauderdale House to help pupils learn about a range of topics.

We offer the following sessions (all KS2):

  • Heritage Art Trail around the House
  • Plants and Trees in Waterlow Park
  • The Victorians at Lauderdale House
  • The Tudors at Lauderdale House

We work with local teachers to ensure the sessions help schools deliver the national curriculum and meet the needs of diverse classes.  All our resources are based around stories so support literacy and can be used as a local history study.

"I learnt a lot... the backstories were very intense and amazing!"
- Year 6 Pupil, St Michael's CoE Primary School

"It was great that the children could start their topic with how the era relates to them and their local area."
- Year 6 Teacher, St John's Upper Holloway Primary School

Free resources can also be provided to complete before and after visiting.  There is also the option to visit the beautiful public park, Waterlow Park and to complete Arts Award Discover.

Secondary Schools

To find out more about our secondary school programme or to run a project please contact Maddy Gilliam, Heritage Education Officer or call 020 8348 8716.

Lauderdale House is proud to be an arts award centre.

arts awards centre

Our secondary school programme promotes learning in the classroom through engaging students in their local heritage in fun, creative and relevant ways. 

All our programmes take the Heritage of Lauderdale House as a starting point for exploring a variety of themes and topics. Our innovative approach has engaged students and made history and heritage fun.

We work with renowned artists in a number of disciplines, including spoken word, photography, drama and beatboxing, to develop relevant and inspiring projects across the curriculum. We currently deliver History, English and Art projects in KS3, KS4 and KS5.

We work closely with teachers to ensure that the programme is meeting the need of the curriculum and students in the class.

“It was really exciting and all the interactive workshops were really fun!”
- Year 7 Participant, Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: the Tudors

“[The] project was appropriately challenging but also fun, pace ideal, very enthusiastic mentors and lots learnt which gives increased cultural capital.”
- English Teacher, La Sainte Union

For further details about individual projects, please see the case studies below.

Young People

To find out more about our work with young people, or if you are a young person who would like to participate in one of our projects, please contact Maddy Gilliam, Heritage Education Officer or call 020 8348 8716.

Lauderdale House is proud to be an arts award centre.

arts award centre

Our young people’s programme offers opportunities to explore the heritage and spaces of Lauderdale House and develop creative skills.

We work closely with local youth centres to develop engaging projects that are inspired by the exciting heritage of Lauderdale House. We work with specialist artists from a range of disciplines and involve young people in the development of projects.

We work with a variety of different artforms, including spoken word, photography, print making, art, beatboxing and drama which allow young people to tell relevant stories. We draw parallels between the heritage of the House and the heritage of the participants’ and their local area.

“It gave us new opportunities and experiences while also allowing us to learn about the history of the local area.”
- Participant, Photographing Change 2017

We also host Work Experience Programmes to support young people to develop the skills they need to apply for jobs, college or university.

Special Projects

Lauderdale House is proud to be an arts award centre.

arts award centre

Lauderdale House is always interested in working with local community groups to create new experiences in and out of the House and explore heritage. We believe the House comes alive with the activities that take place in it.