Education at Hopetoun

Hopetoun is an excellent educational resource for lifelong learning. A range of activity based workshops, activities and events is suitable for a wide variety of groups from nursery, primary and secondary schools to students of further education, special interest groups and the general public.

The Education Team works directly with schools groups on curriculum based themes relating to the House, and together with the Ranger Service, offers activities in the Grounds. Hopetoun provides a research facility and academic resource to PhD and tertiary students as well as to professionals for Continuing Professional Development. Group visits from educational and historical organisations interested in the heritage and conservation of Hopetoun House are encouraged. The Hopetoun Archive, probably the most complete family archive in Britain, is accessible by groups and individuals by prior arrangement for detailed studies.

From serious individual scholars, specialist groups and school parties to families on a day outing, we provide access to a range of learning opportunities, with much of it based on having fun, especially for the children.

Our Education Team work closely with the schools curriculum to develop themes relating to the history of Hopetoun House and also provide a selection of day workshops for environmental studies in the Hopetoun Parkland.

Our Ranger Service has an indepth knowledge of the unique natural and built environment of Hopetoun and provides fascinating walks and events for groups and visitors. The Ranger Centre is open during seasonal opening times to drop in and see the displays and latest finds. To find out about all the ranger events taking place throughout the year, click on our What's On Calendar

Our resources range from the Hopetoun Family Archive to The Young Hopetoun Club. To find out more contact