Hoghton Tower Education Project
Bringing James 1st of England back to the future!
The Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Project LEAP! The 2 year education and engagement project will be run from Hoghton Tower in Lancashire in partnership with the University of Lancaster’s history department.
The project aims to educate and inspire the next generation by bringing to life a key event in the Tower’s history, the 1617 visit of King James 1st of England, and allowing people to delve deeper into history and discover new information about that time.
The project will galvanize interest and create new ways for everyone to discover, learn about and participate in this heritage site. There are many ways for you to be involved:
oral history sessions – capturing the memories of the local community around Hoghton Tower;
volunteer-led archival work;
bursaries for research – to unearth previously unseen and unknown facts, outreach to schools;
free school events such as the Take Over Days;
book an outreach visit from one of our knowledgeable guides;
participate in the James 1st Anniversary event in July 2017.