Hampton Court
Hampton Court

Discover something old in a whole new light with our range of Study Days. These unique days out offer hands-on, privileged insights into the working world of archaeology. Not only are these days all led by expert guides, they have also been carefully designed to showcase some of the most fascinating examples of British archaeology through behind-the-scenes visits, tours of excavation sites and chances to personally handle artefacts.

Corfe Castle

UK-based Study Days

All of our Study Days are based in the UK. They'll give you a a great insight into key cultures and history before you take part in a longer Andante Travels tour. Or, if you can, book onto a Study Day once you're back to continue your learning.

What can you expect on an Andante Travels Study Day? Let us enlighten you…

 

  • You’ll be part of a small group of like-minded, curious individuals with a maximum size of 25* and a minimum of just 10 or 12 – ideal for hands-on learning! *our popular Henry VIII - Hampton Court Study Day can exceed 25.
  • Enjoy a fusion of practical demonstrations, handling sessions, guided tours and walks, and lectures as part of your experience.
  • Let us grant you special access to museums, galleries and archaeological sites that are otherwise closed to the general public. Please check the individual Study Day for any exclusive or private experiences it might include.
  • Your Study Day will be led by a renowned expert in archaeology, history or whatever the subject of your chosen day explores. From best-selling authors to leading scholars, encounter the past in the company of those who know it the best.
  • Study Day bookings are non-refundable, however if you wish to transfer your booking to another Study Day you can transfer up to 10 weeks before the Study Day departure date. Find out more about flexible booking here.

Upcoming Departures

Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Tony Wilmott
Duration
1 days
Price from
£150
Next date
11 August 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Peter Berridge
Duration
1 days
Price from
£220
Next date
13 August 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Mark Corney
Duration
1 days
Price from
£150
Next date
19 August 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Andrew Richardson FSA
Duration
1 days
Price from
£165
Next date
20 August 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Lucia Gahlin
Duration
1 days
Price from
£135
Next date
2 September 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Tony O’Connor
Duration
1 days
Price from
£150
Next date
3 September 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Emma Wells
Duration
1 days
Price from
£165
Next date
9 September 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Colonel Paul Beaver
Duration
1 days
Price from
£235
Next date
20 September 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Tertia Barnett
Duration
1 days
Price from
£160
Next date
23 September 2022
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Andy Fear
Duration
1 days
Price from
£155
Next date
24 September 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Marc Morris
Duration
1 days
Price from
£180
Next date
5 October 2022
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Emma Wells
Duration
1 days
Price from
£165
Next date
8 October 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Colonel Paul Beaver
Duration
1 days
Price from
£170
Next date
11 October 2022
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Andy Fear
Duration
1 days
Price from
£165
Next date
15 October 2022
Activity Level
Andante Guide Lecturer Dr Simon Elliott
Andante Guide Lecturer Jenny Hall
Duration
1 days
Price from
£150
Next date
22 October 2022

What to expect

Creswell Crags

Locations

All of our Study Days are UK-based, most of which are in locations that are well served by public transport and major routes alike. From a chance to reconstruct an ancient human skeleton in Winchester and an all-encompassing tour of Henry VIII’s incredible former home of Hampton Court, to the Ice Age carving-filled caves at Creswell Crags, we’ve got all corners of the country – along with its diverse stories and rich history – covered.

Petrie Museum shabtis (Photo by Lucia Gahlin)

Special access

One of the things people often write to us about is the memorable experiences they’ve had during our Study Days. A day out with Andante is more than just a chance to observe or learn from lectures, it is an opportunity to encounter the past first-hand – and immersion is key. Many of our Study Days include money-can’t-buy experiences, such as an invitation to walk among the mighty monoliths at Stonehenge before the site opens to the public or an access-all-areas pass to both admire and handle the precious Egyptian artefacts housed within London’s Petrie Museum. We’ve worked hard to ensure that a vast selection of our Study Days include unique experiences, just be sure to check the individual itineraries to see if your chosen day features anything extra special.

Hampton Court interior

What’s included

All of our Study Days are led by celebrated experts in archaeology and history, and most of these days out also include lunch or refreshments. When you book, you’ll also receive an interesting fact sheet ahead of the day itself that will enlighten you on the subject at hand. 

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