Tower of London Conservation Project, Open to school groups

The Tower of London is undertaking another conservation project – the Bowyer Tower. They are opening the conservation site to school groups again. They can take groups up until the end of the academic year.

Open Until:

Posted: 05/03/2013

They can take a class size of 30 (KS3 only) that will be split into
two groups. One half up the scaffold and the other half in the education
compound where they would learn some stonemasonry techniques. This is a
ONE hour session. They can do two classes (60 students). Timings are 10am & 11am.

Session objectives

This scaffold tour and workshop will support KS3 students
studying rocks and weathering whilst understanding applications of science in a
historic building.  The session takes place on the conservation site of
the Bowyer Tower.  The fabric of the tower will be investigated up close
and reveal its hidden stories.

Through participating in this session, students will:

See a conservation project live and have a go of
the tools used in it (mallet & chisel etc…)

Develop an understanding of how the weather
deteriorates a stone tower

Increase their knowledge of materials

Gain a understanding of the construction of the
Tower of London

School groups would also be free to wander around the site
after the session. Bookings will need to fall on a Tuesday Wednesday or
Thursday (AM).


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