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The Monument boasts a fascinating history which our Learning team bring to life through bookable self-guided visits, engaging online sessions 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.

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

Self-guided visits

UK schools can now book a self-guided visit to The Monument, climbing the 311 steps to the viewing platform, to take in stunning views across London to the limits of the Fire's reach, and beyond.

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.

Email monumentlearning@cityoflondon.gov.uk to book and find out more.

 

 

KS1 resources

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

This resource provides teacher notes, historical information and stories, and activities investigating the fascinating symbolism of the Monument's decorative stone carving.

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 learn about the fascinating history of The Monument.

Great Fire website

Created in partnership with The Museum of London, the Great Fire of London is a free resource for use in the classroom.

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 £600 towards the costs of admission, transport or teacher cover.

For more information please see the School Visits Fund website.