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at Llancaiach Fawr

  • Award winning learning experiences for schools, colleges and adult leisure learners

    Any visit to Llancaiach Fawr Manor is entertaining but it is also a learning experience – for all ages.

    We are proud holders of the Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education in recognition of our work with schools across the country.

    For schools and colleges we offer a range of formal education and learning opportunities at all Key Stages as well as specialist vocational modules including Welsh Bacc and Leisure, Tourism and Business Studies.

    Student teacher visits and INSET days are also available.

    Foundation Phase up to KS3

    • Foundation Phase (Early Years and KS1)
      We currently run a tour of the Manor with costumed staff and a simple introduction to life in the past.
    • KS2 History
      Our costumed interpreters routinely theme the tour of the Manor to Tudors, Stuarts or Houses & Households. Other themes available on request.
    • KS3 History
      A tour of the Manor incorporates the themes of War and Rebellion, Religion, Government and Parliament plus Social History.

    Comments from schools and colleges

    "The house is spectacular and our workshops were just amazing. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed every moment."

    Castle Park Primary School

    "Children really enjoyed their visit. Thanks to all the staff for answering all the challenging questions so well."

    Ysgol Gwaun y Nant

    "Thank you ever so much for a wonderful day! We learnt so much that will help with our topic! Diolch yn Fawr from year 4-6."

    Eagleswell Primary School

    Further Testimony

    “I have been bringing groups from our school to Llancaiach Fawr for 25 years. They  always have a fantastic manner in explaining how the family lived. It really is entering into the mindset of 400 years ago and the students learn a huge amount by asking questions because they are genuinely intrigued. Your interpreters are extremely knowledgeable and convincing. The range of artefacts is fantastic. The talks and demonstrations on battlefield surgery, arms and armour, court proceedings and the ‘Meet the servant’ sessions, are equally informative and very enjoyable. We have brought Sixth Form groups in the past and LF has been extremely welcoming in allowing them to put on their presentations,  and your presenters are brilliant at pitching to the level of A level students as well as to the 13 year olds. There is a huge amount of thought and hard work that goes into providing probably the best educational experience at any historical site in the UK. It is a jewel of the area and I hope that it is used much more by students of all ages and backgrounds. It is a fantastic resource and deserves to be better known.

    Dr James Harrison, BA, PhD, Head of History, Monmouth Boys School


    Tours of the Manor House last one and a half hours and start at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm each day.

    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour start time as a member of staff will brief your group prior to entry to the manor. Please leave enough time during your visit to explore the exhibition and make maximum use of the Visitor Centre services.

    Group sizes

    The Manor House has three floors and we usually limit numbers to approximately 35 per floor.  In each tour time slot we can take up to c.100 children in total by splitting them into 3, starting each group on a different floor and progressively moving them around the House.


    Tour of the Manor and use of Visitor Centre services costs £6 per child/student. Workshops can be arranged for an extra £2 per head. Day Packages cost £10 per head.


    We admit one adult free of charge per 10 children for supervision purposes.  Extra assistants for children who require 1:1 care or have special needs are also admitted free of charge.

    Risk Assessment

    We continually monitor risk and have drawn up a list of information which should be studied by teachers prior to the visit and have included a matrix for Specific Risk Assessments. See the Risk Assessment documents linked below:

    General Risk Assessment for Group and School Visits (PDF)

    Comments from adult learner groups

    "I would like to thank you for your personal touch in dealing with our group. The on board coach briefing was excellent and the group were greatly impressed by the staff in the house itself. The life in the house in the mid 1600’s was a talking point by many on the return journey which is a credit to the standard of live interpretation presentation by the ‘servants’."

    Friends of Carmarthen County Museum

    "The Welsh U3A group had a really good day. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and also found it very informative and the tour itself was outstandingly good."

    M Williams

    "I have to say how much I enjoyed the visit! The house is very well ‘presented’ and the day was made by Elizabeth Proude and Bryn Llewelyn who delivered their information with great ‘acting’ and humour. Even the most obscure question obtained a very convincing off the cuff reply."

    B Lewis, Neath U3A