Engaging Places

The leading resource for teaching and learning through buildings and places. Visit the site at www.engagingplaces.org.uk


Engaging Places champions teaching and learning through the whole built environment, from grand historic buildings to the streets and neighbourhoods where we live. Teachers see buildings and spaces as an educational resource and want better access, information and support to exploit this.


The website

Engaging Places contains a nationwide directory of organisations and venues (including architecture centres, museums and historic buildings) and an interactive map for finding educational programmes, workshops and events in your area. Other features include:

  • helpful and practical teaching resources that focus on buildings and places, and are searchable by curriculum theme
  • articles to stimulate curriculum planning
  • case studies from fellow teachers
  • a database of events, searchable by area and topic
  • news about educational initiatives, new developments with venues and organisations, and creative learning projects in schools.

Engaging Places network

Engaging Places is working with a network of teachers and cultural and educational organisations to look at how buildings and places can help make the curriculum real and relevant to young people.


Who runs Engaging Places?

Engaging Places is brought to you by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) in partnership with English Heritage.