Blenheim Palace
Lead your own visit

Lead your own visit

We offer a range of educational resources for teachers to use when planning a visit with us. Use these helpful documents to lead your visit and teach your students about a number of topics.

Are you interested in leading a visit during our current modern art exhibition with Michelangelo Pistoletto? Find out all about the event and download the teacher notes below.

Find out more Download notes More activities

Why not combine a visit to Blenheim Palace with nearby Combe Mill? This attraction that was previously used as a sawmill for the Palace and Estate. Find out more about its educational services using the button below.

Combe Mill

Lead your own visit

We offer a range of educational resources for teachers to use when planning a visit with us. Use these helpful documents to lead your visit and teach your students about a number of topics.

Are you interested in leading a visit during our current modern art exhibition with Michelangelo Pistoletto? Find out all about the event and download the teacher notes below.

Find out more Download notes More activities

Why not combine a visit to Blenheim Palace with nearby Combe Mill? This attraction that was previously used as a sawmill for the Palace and Estate. Find out more about its educational services using the button below.

Combe Mill

Resources available

Suitable for Primary Schools
Suitable for Secondary Schools
Conservation and Research

Conservation and Research

This resource will help you understand how the Blenheim Palace Team looks after the trees, plants and wildlife on the Estate, and it will give you some ideas on what you can do to protect the environment around you.

The Butterfly House

The Butterfly House

Learn all about the Butterflies that reside in our Butterfly House in the Pleasure Gardens. This resource describes the different species we have, the life cycle of a butterfly and where in the world each species in our care comes from, as well as how we keep and look after them.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is one of the hidden treasures here at Blenheim Palace. It has an abundance of plants to learn about, and is great location for a school visit. This resource outlines the layout of the garden, its history, what plants and trees grow there, why they were chosen to be planted and how our Gardening Team maintain the three-acre site. There is also a trail suitable for younger families and children, which can be downloaded from the Trails page of our website.

Paintings & Portraits

Paintings & Portraits

This resource gives you information to teach your class about some of the hundreds of paintings here at Blenheim Palace. Students can learn when the paintings were created and who by, hear about the significance of the sitters and comment themselves on various elements of the paintings.

Going Green

Going Green

This resource is great for Primary classes, and outlines all of the different ways that Blenheim Palace ensure we are a 'green' attraction. Your class can learn how we help the environment, conserve water, recycle, save energy, sustainably source our food, and implement green working practices in our offices.

The Bottling Plant

The Bottling Plant

This resource teaches students all about the Bottling Plant on the Blenheim Palace Estate, focusing on water filtration, conservation and the importance of recycling.

The Four Seasons Nature Diary

The Four Seasons Nature Diary

Throughout the year there is so much to see in our Parkland, from the trees and plant life to the birds, insects and other animals. These resources have information on the flora and fauna living on the Blenheim Palace Estate and what to look fore each season.

Read more

Online resources

History

Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th Century to celebrate victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.

More

History

Family Tree

View the Marlborough family tree.

More

Family Tree

Dukes and Duchesses

Learn about each Duke (and Duchess) of Marlborough and the impact they had on Blenheim Palace.

More

Dukes and Duchesses

Portraits

Blenheim Palace is home to one of the most impressive collections of paintings in Europe. Take a closer look at some of the pieces in our collection and learn about their creators, sitters and how they came to be part of the Palace's decor.

More

Portraits

Winston Churchill

Discover Sir Winston Churchill's history and connections to Blenheim Palace with our interactive timeline.

More

Winston Churchill

Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PS

Visitor Maps

United Kingdom Netherlands Russia China Denmark Spain France Italy Japan


Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Find us on Google Share your experience on Instagram
Treasure Houses Certificate of Excellence