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Your Explore History Hub!

Welcome to your Explore History Hub – your home for historic inspiration, advice, and plenty of tips in a bucket-load of articles! You’ll also find FREE teaching resources to download and use right away.

And be sure to keep checking back, as we’ll be creating free and awesome history content for you and your students to enjoy and learn from.

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Through the eyes of a History Tour Guide

We catch up with the History Tour Guide, Richard, who talks about how a guide boosts your trip, engages students and includes content that complements your curriculum. We couldn’t agree more.

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FREE WWI Battlefield Teaching Resources

Discover expert approved and easy to download student handouts showing key facts, stats and timelines from stand-out battles of the First World War.

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Interesting Facts about the Menin Gate & Last Post Ceremony

Discover facts behind this iconic war memorial and it’s daily, poignant reminder of soldiers lost during the war.

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Facts about the battle of the Somme you may not have known

One of the most well-known battles of WWI, unearth some lesser known details with a short blog and an educational classroom poster.

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The Sustainability Hub

Ready to see our green wins and what we’re aiming to change to reduce our carbon footprint? Then check out your Sustainability Hub which shows what we’ve done so far and what’s coming next.

 

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Rayburn Tours Sustainability

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The perfect insurance plan for you

The safety and security of our groups out on tour is, of course, our absolute priority, and Aviva have certainly come up trumps!

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The Rayburn Machine

The production line to create your perfect tour!

Over the years, we’ve come to understand that when planning a tour you need one dedicated point of contact here at Rayburn Tours HQ. This contact knows your tour like the back of their hand and is there to answer any questions and guide you every step of the way – but they don’t do it alone!

 

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Destination Selection

Step into the past and give your students a hands-on experience that will bring the subject to life. Providing an impactful view on an array of time periods, watch your students unearth evidence outside the classroom and enjoy a brilliant educational tour. With a bursting catalogue of destinations jam-packed with significant historical sites and History Tour Guides for extra support, explore a few below.

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