Although The Monument isn't currently open to visitors, the Learning Team is still available to help with your Great Fire of London topic!

We are happy to answer questions from your pupils, do a live virtual Q&A, judge competitions or help you with your teaching in any other way. we'd love to hear from you!

Email monumentlearning@cityoflondon.gov.uk

The Monument boasts a fascinating history which our Learning team bring to life through engaging sessions onsite and downloadable resources, and is the perfect starting point for learning about the Great Fire and its aftermath.

Built to commemorate the Fire and the rebuilding of the City, The Monument is situated just metres from the Fire’s starting point in Pudding Lane and offers breathtaking views across the city showing the extent of the Fire’s reach.

A visit to The Monument puts pupils right in the heart of where history happened, bringing this significant event in London’s history to life.



KS1 self-guided resource

The Learning team at The Monument have produced an engaging self-guided learning resource for Key Stage 1 teachers and pupils.

This resource provides teacher notes, historical information and stories, and activities to carry out onsite, investigating the fascinating symbolism of the Monument's decorative stone carving, and exploring the stunning view across the City offered by The Monument's viewing platform.

We have also worked with The Museum of London to develop a website for use in the classroom, visit it here

KS1 Great Fire Study Day

Book onto our Study Day, delivered in partnership with Guildhall Art Gallery, in which Key Stage 1 pupils can discover the history of the Great Fire, take a historic walk through the City and meet the extraordinary Dr. Robert Hooke, architect of The Monument.

Plan your visit

No booking is necessary for self-guided visits. Please note, if The Monument is busy, there may be a short wait before you can enter.

For our KS1 Great Fire Study day, pre-booking is essential and a minimum of 6 weeks notice is required. Please email our Learning team monumentlearning@cityoflondon.gov.uk or call 020 7940 8397.

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School Visits Fund

The Culture Mile School Visits Fund may be able to support your school visit to The Monument.

This fund provides grants of up to £300 towards the costs of admission, transport or teacher cover.

For more information please see the School Visits Fund website.