Schools and Student visits

We have a range of options for school groups to fit different needs and different ages. The home can be used to help children and students learn about art and the Victorian period.

Costumed tour

Actress at Sambourne House£200 per class for RBKC funded schools.

£250 per class for non-RBKC funded schools. 

Maximum of 30 children per class

Suitable for Year 1 to Year 5, the tours lasts approximately 1 hour.  

The costumed tours include an introduction to the house, a guided tour with actresses in the character of either Mrs Sambourne or Mrs Reffell (cook and housekeeper to the Sambourne family) and then a brief closing discussion where they can recap what they learnt and discuss what they liked and did not like about the Victorian way of life.

Groups of over 15 will be divided in two and tours run with a few minutes gap between them.


Glossary of Terms.

Guided tour

£8 per student Teachers and lecturers free (maximum 2).

Minimum of 12 students, maximum 30 students

Suitable for 16 +, tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Tours of 18 Stafford Terrace start with a short introductory film; our knowledgeable guides will then take you up through the house showing the historic interiors, interesting possessions and giving you an insight into the Sambourne family’s daily lives.

We do not run specialist tours, as such, but if your students are studying a particular area of history please let us know in advance and we will do our best to include relevant information.

Groups of over 15 will be divided in two with a 10 minute gap between the tours. 

How to book

To book a Private Tour please use our Enquiry Form

For further information please contact Tracey Lazarus on


Risk assessment

Activities for schools are designed with full consideration of the risks involved.

Download our risk assessment information guide PDF (42.7 KB )


Monday to Friday: 020 7602 3316, 9am - 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 0207 938 1295, 10.15am - 5pm

Visits are by Guided Tours

Mid-September to Mid-June

18 Stafford Terrace, W8 7BH