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Brompton Cemetery school workshops

Let your students discover the fascinating history and ecology of this Grade 1 listed cemetery with The Royal Parks’ Learning team.


Explore the undergrowth and trees in this beautiful cemetery park using specimen pots and magnifiers, or sweep nets in the summer, to examine the rich biodiversity of its habitats. Discuss adaptations and food chains in the ecosystem and learn how to start classifying invertebrates into different groups. Shift focus upwards and use binoculars to discover the bird inhabitants of the trees.

Maps and orienteering

Develop compass skills and landmark awareness to place yourself accurately on a large-scale map. In teams, complete an orienteering course around the whole cemetery exploring interesting graves as well as the site’s wildlife. Find the most facts in the shortest time while navigating the cemetery’s labyrinth of paths.

Rocks and weathering

Explore the cemetery to find igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks used in the making of monuments and gravestones. Investigate their properties using scientific equipment including magnifying glasses and hand-held microscopes. Conduct tests to determine which erode more easily.

Practical information

  • Sessions are half days and run 10:00-1200 or 13:00-15:00 (timings can be moved by 15 minutes to accommodate your school timetable). We take a maximum of 30 children per session.
  • Cost: £110 (+VAT)
  • We offer free bursaries to schools that can demonstrate a need. Just ask at the time of booking.
  • All sessions are based outdoors whatever the weather but there is indoor space available should conditions become extreme. There are toilet and handwashing facilities available on site.

To enquire about booking, please click the button below and specify that you’re interested in visiting Brompton Cemetery.

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