Frequently Asked Questions for School Tours
Q: What are the minimum and maximum numbers you can take on a tour?
A: The minimum number of guests we accept on a tour is 10 and the maximum is 75.
Q: Can we observe lessons?
A: No. We are not able to allow any tours to interfere with the day to day running of this historic school.
Q: Is tea available?
A: We offer a variety of afternoon tea options. These must be arranged in advance and are for a minimum of 32 guests.
Q: How many tours a day do you do?
A: We offer two tours per day (morning starting at 10:00, 10:30 or 11:00, and afternoon starting at 14:00, 14:30 or 15:00).
Q: Are there any times of the year when I can’t book a tour?
A: We do not offer tours between August and mid-September, between mid-December and early January, and on days where there are special School events.
Q: Can I join a tour as an individual?
A: Tours are by appointment only.The Museum of Harrow Life is open to the public throughout the year. If individuals would like to visit the School, there is an Open Tour once a term, usually on a Saturday at around 14:00.
Q: Can tours be tailored?
A: Where possible, tours can be tailored, as long as sufficient notice is given. Please note that, there may be an additional charge, depending on the nature of the request.
Q: Where do we meet the tour guide?
A: The tour guide meeting point is outside the School’s Speech Room, by the zebra crossing at the top of Peterborough Road. A map will be sent to you when booking the tour.
Q: How long does the tour last?
A: Tours last between 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the type of tour requested.
Q: Are we able to buy souvenirs?
A: Souvenirs or ‘Harroviana’ can be bought either from the Museum of Harrow Life or the Hill Shop, which are both included on the tour.
Q: What locations will we be able to see?
A: You will see the majority of the School’s historical locations, depending on availability on the day of your tour. As we are a working School, some buildings may be in use and therefore inaccessible.
Q: How far do we need to book in advance?
A: It is best to book well in advance, as we have a limited number of slots per year and our tours are popular with visiting groups.