This session, released in June 2022, celebrates the return of the most famous tower in the UK: the Elizabeth Tower, home of Big Ben!

Over the last 5 years, the tower has been restored to it’s former glory by a team of hundreds of craftspeople from across the UK. This Learn Live session covers:

  • A brief history of Westminster Palace and the tower
  • How the tower has become an iconic landmark of London and the UK
  • Behind-the-scenes insights and interviews with the restoration team
  • Insights into some of the incredible skills and crafts which have been part of the project

This session is suitable for 10-14 year olds.

This Learn Live provides unique insights into the skills, crafts and professions involved in a major restoration project. It also provides historical context for the iconic building, linking to the history curricula for KS2.