Royal coat of armsThe Royal Mews at Buckingham PalaceLondon Grid for Learning

School groups can visit the Royal Mews for a booked Learning session throughout most of the year (closed 23 December to 31 January). Workshops take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time and last around 1 hour 15 minutes. A lunchroom is available.

One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews provides a unique opportunity to learn about the horses and carriages that play an important part in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties.

Two workshops are available to schools during 2012:

Exploring the Royal Mews - Key Stages 1 and 2

How does the coachman climb up to drive the carriages? What do carriage horses learn in the riding school? Who rides in the Gold State Coach?

This session encourages children to ask questions about the special environment of the Royal Mews: your class takes part in an interactive tour, looking for clues including royal symbols and investigating the daily work and training that take place here.

In the Learning Room, pupils explore handling objects and garments worn for state occasions to think about the colours and tradition of royal events.

The maximum group size is 60

Second workshop and booking details continued on the next page