The Chester House Estate

The Chester House Estate

The Chester House Estate is a nationally significant heritage site, being one of the few places in the country which can demonstrate over 10,000 years of human activity

The Chester House Estate

School and other formal learning group visits are available during term time, providing opportunities for students to engage with the history, heritage and geography of the Chester House Estate.

A school visit includes:

  • An interactive enquiry-based workshop session of your choice, in which students will interrogate original and replica objects to develop an understanding of the lives of the people who used to live in the Nene Valley, why they settled here and how the landscape shaped the way they lived.
  • A guided tour around our wider site, providing opportunity for students to delve deeper into the history of the Chester House Estate and an understanding of the of how the site was used as a settlement throughout history.
  • Self-guided time which allows groups to explore our exhibitions and shop at their own pace or to burn off some energy in our play area.
    A 30-minute slot in our lunchroom.
  • A visit usually lasts for 4 hours and upon booking you will be allocated an arrival and departure time.
  • Please note all history focused visits regardless of the period of history chosen will receive a general history tour. Due to the nature of the site, this tour has an emphasis on the Roman period.

Other learning groups, such as Guides, Brownies, Scouts and Cubs, who would like to take advantage of our learning programme but are unable to visit on weekdays in term time can do so on weekend dates and half term days throughout the year.

A typical visit to the Chester House Estate is identical to the formal learning offer outlined above.

We can also offer your group an evening only workshops. Get in touch for more information.

Check out our school trip itineraries to Central England.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,







Our classroom workshops have been designed to align with and support teaching of the national curriculum.

Our topics are:


  • Hedgerow Habitats
  • Prehistory In The Nene Valley
  • Museum Maths
  • Lambing


  • The Nene Valley Romans
  • The Nene Valley Saxons
  • Prehistory In The Nene Valley
  • How Do We Know About The Past?
  • Irchester Field School


  • Irchester Field School
  • How Do We Know About The Past?


  • Irchester Field School
  • How Do We Know About The Past?
  • Where Can Heritage Take You?


Opening Hours

10am until 4pm every day.


For most visits* we charge £150 per class (up to 32 children) for a 4 hour visit to our site. For a class of 30 students this works out to be £5 per child.

*Our Archaeology experience is more than this due to the cost of ULAS staff members.

Minimum in Group: 10

Maximum in Group: 32 per class


Chester House, Higham Road, Wellingborough

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