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Plymouth Pilgrim Tours For Schools or Education Groups


Our School tours cover many of the National Curriculum history and geography objectives. All children are provided with a year group appropriate booklet to complete on their way round, which provides an easy way of evidencing their learning. A typical tour covers the history of Plymouth from the Neolithic period to present day, and a focus on local key historical figures such as Sir Francis Drake, Captain Cook, The Pilgrims, Lady Astor and many more. If you have a particular learning outcome in mind that you would like us to focus on, all tours can be tailored to suit your needs.

All groups are a maximum size of 30.

Barbican Only

(1 hr 30 mins)


Barbican & Hoe

(2 hrs 30 mins)


Full Day Tour


Trip up Smeaton’s Tower


Per Child (From Spring 2020 Only)

(optional extra)

Visit to the Mayflower Museum


Per Child (Maximum Group Size – 30)
(optional extra)

Quote From Yr 2 Teacher

“The tour covered many of our history and geography objectives and was an excellent addition to our school learning on the topic Plymouth Now and Then. Elaine was informative and fun, and the children really enjoyed their day and were excited and engaged throughout. They were inspired to complete further research when we returned to school, and it also helped them to write high quality recounts of their experience. Elaine was happy to tailor the tour to suit our needs and I would thoroughly recommend the tour to fellow teachers.”

Mayflower In-School Experience

Half Day

Covering the story of the Mayflower. The children will:

  • Understand who the Pilgrims were and why they wanted to set sail to the America.
  • Take part in a re-enactment of the journey to America.
  • Understand the importance of Plymouth in the journey.
  • Discover what happened when the Mayflower arrived and what life was like for the Pilgrims during their first year.
  • Learn about the Wopanoag tribe and the first ever thanksgiving.
  • Understand the significance of the Mayflower story on the future of America.

n.b the whole day option can be a repetition of the morning, delivered to another year group if required.

Also available – delivery of a whole school assembly.

Half Day


Full Day


All tours and in-school experiences are led byElaine Shaw, a qualified teacher with 16 years experience. Fully CRB checked and insured.

Please email or call with any questions or enquiries on 07444394918 or email

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