Services for secondary schools

We can come to your school, or you can bring your students to us.

We welcome visits from secondary schools, or we can come to your school.


Workshop: Applying for History at University

This special workshop at the Essex Record Office, in partnership with the University of Essex, is aimed at sixth form students who are applying to study history at university. The day will include an introduction to using primary sources in an archive, a talk from a University of Essex admissions tutor, and insights from current History students. This workshop is open to both students and their teachers.

Tuesday 29 November, 9.30am-2.30pm, 1 hour break for lunch (please make your own provisions for lunch)

This workshop is offered for FREE but places are limited – to register please e-mail 


Sessions at ERO or at your school

We would be happy to talk about tailoring a session to fit with your programme of study or exam board questions. 

Our archive holds a collections covering 1000 years of history, which means we can offer sessions on:

  • Medieval Britain 1066-1509
  • English History through Essex sources 1509-1745
  • Challenges of the 20th Century
  • A Local History Study for Essex Schools

A visit to the Essex Record Office is a brilliant way to introduce your students to the idea of undertaking historical research using primary sources. It can also be especially useful for preparing sixth form students applying to study history at university, and would make a great addition to their personal statements. Prices start from £75. Please contact us to discuss your needs and for an accurate quotation.

To discuss a visit please email

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