KS1 Great Fire Study Day

KS1 Great Fire Study Day

This Study Day for Key Stage 1 pupils has been developed in partnership with our friends at the Guildhall Art Gallery and Culture Mile Learning.  

At Guildhall Art Gallery, your students begin by mapping out the spread of the Fire, practising their historical enquiry skills by investigating contemporary images of 1666, and using their creativity and understanding to design their own commemorative monument.  

Your students will be led on a historical walk through the City of London, passing key structures in the Great Fire story. 

On arrival to The Monument, your students will visit the spot in nearby Pudding Lane where the Fire began. They will then enjoy a short tour around The Monument’s decorative base, learning about its history and engaging with its surprising symbols and stories. 

Led by expert Learning Officers from The Monument and Guildhall Art Gallery, the KS1 Study Day is perfect for children studying the Great Fire of London and roots the events of 1666 in real life locations. 

Useful information

We advise student to dress for wet and cold weather when taking part in the Great Fire Study Day.

Appropriate footwear for hard surfaces should be worn for walking and climbing The Monument.


How to book

For more information and to book, please contact monumentlearning@cityoflondon.gov.uk

or call 020 7940 8397.

Bookings must be made a minimum of 6 weeks in advance of a trip.