School groups will benefit enormously from a visit to the Shrouds of the Somme installation – it has a similar impact to a battlefield tour in terms of providing a scale and understanding of the losses of the First World War. But it also has the incredibly inspirational story of the one man, Rob Heard, who overcame a devastating accident to create all 72,000 of the shrouded figures himself.
The 72,396 shrouded figures represent those killed on the Somme battlefields who have no known grave and whose names are engraved on the Thiepval Memorial. They will cover an area of over 4000 square metres.
Location: South Lawn – by the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2AD.
Nearest Stations: Stratford Station & Stratford International
Parking: Coach parking will only be available on site by arrangement – details will be sent with the booking confirmation.
Accessibility: The site is on one level and is wheelchair accessible
Guidance & risk assessment: Shrouds of the Somme Guidance for School Visits
To book, click on a date in the calendar below, which will then display the available times and how many slots are left for that time. Once you’ve selected a time, simply fill out the booking form and submit.