A guide for visiting teachers

The Visit to Llanelly House has been created to suit the needs of Key Stage 2 (KS2) pupils.

  • Price per child: £3.50 (Teachers and Assistants free of charge)
  • Optional Margrave the Mouse goody bag: £3.50

Due to the age of the House and also Fire Regulations, the total number of children and staff allowed in the House during a visit is 40.

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Timetable for the Day

Please allow 2 hours for your visit.

  1. Children are greeted by a member of staff at Llanelly House and are led to the Tea Room on the first floor.
  2. The Tour Guide goes through the safety rules and details of the visit.
  3. The Tour Guide presents a short power point presentation on: 

    a) The stages of renovation of the House.
    b) Interesting facts about the rooms that they will visit.
     
  4. The children are divided into three groups supervised by Teachers and the House Guide. Each group will complete curriculum linked activities and worksheets in three areas of the House.

    1. The Great Hall (Ground Floor)
    2. Lady Stepney’s Best Chamber (First Floor)
    3. Timeline of the House from Celtic Times to Today (Second Floor)

    * All worksheets may be made available to teachers ahead of the visit.
     
  5. The children will reassemble in the Tea Room.
  6. Children leave to return to school.

Our Aim

We aim to help children to think for themselves about how people lived in the past. This is done through studying the history of Llanelly House and the characters who lived and worked there. 

Our visits are designed to link with the National Curriculum and Cwricwlwm Cymraeg wherever possible. The children are also introduced to characters who have lived in the House from Celtic Times to today. These are Stepney the Cat and Margrave the Mouse. There is nothing that these two don’t know about the story of Llanelly House.

Health and Safety Information

Please ensure that you bring the required number of adults for the size of your group. Due to the construction of the visit, there must be at least three adults in the visiting party. Children’s coats and belongings will be kept in the Tea Room. 

There are three toilets (including a disabled toilet) for public use in the building and there is a lift with access to all floors. Please inform us of any special requirements the children have (this includes children in wheelchairs, with walking difficulties and children with learning or behavioural difficulties). 

Please be aware that the House is a public place and that children must be accompanied at all times. Please note that discipline remains the responsibility of the teacher. 

As the children will be encouraged to handle and study the artefacts and items on display we would ask that the children are forewarned that the House should be respected during their visit and that wilful damage will not be tolerated.

In any emergency, please contact a member of staff. There are first-aiders on site. In the event of a fire, please follow the instructions of the staff.

For any further information please contact Front of House at Llanelly House on: 01554 772857.

Risk Assessment

We suggest that the visiting school carries out its own risk assessment. Llanelly House staff can provide the site Risk Assessment for reference.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, to arrange a free preview visit, or to make a booking, please call 01554 772857 or email bookings@llanellyhouse.org.uk 

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact Details

Llanelly House, 
Bridge Street, 
Llanelli, 
Carmarthenshire 
SA15 3UF

How to get here

By Car – Parking is available at:

  • Edgar Street Car Park, Edgar Street, Llanelli SA15 3JH.
  • Vauxhall Road Car Park, Vauxhall Road, Llanelli, SA15 3BD.
  • Church Street Car Park, Church Street, Llanelli, SA15 3BD.
  • Eastgate, Llanelli, SA15 3YN.

By Bus:

  • We are a 5 minute walk from the Eastgate bus stop.
  • Coaches may also drop off at the rear of Llanelly House with this postcode.

By Train:

  • We are a 15 minute walk from Llanelli train station.
  • Taxi service also available from station.

Visit Information

  • Morning Visits: 10:00am *subject to availability
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00pm *subject to availability

* Please arrive as promptly as possible

Llanelly Main Library:

If you wish to come to Llanelli for the day, Llanelli’s Main Library is next door and is willing to offer an afternoon or morning session of research for the children. The theme of the visit would be researching various topics touched upon during the visit to Llanelly House.

Please contact the Library directly on:  01554 773538

St Elli Church:

The Church is directly opposite and may be able to accommodate a visit from your school for a morning or afternoon session by highlighting the links between the Stepney and Chambers families and the history of the Church.

Please contact the Church directly on:  01554 746034

It may be possible to arrange for the children to enjoy their packed lunch at Llanelly House or the Library.

 * Please contact each establishment directly.

Accessibility

Llanelly House is over 300 years old and some floors are uneven and staircases steep – please contact our team to ensure your specific needs and requirements are met. Llanelly House has a lift onsite to ensure full accessibility to all floors.

+44 (0) 1554 772 857   bookings@llanellyhouse.org.uk

Partners and Funders
  • Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust
  • Lottery Funded
  • European Regeneration Development Fund
  • Llanelli Town Council
  • Carmarthenshire County Council
  • The Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Cadw