Albert Docks, Liverpool, 1948
Albert Docks, Liverpool, 1948
Albert Docks, Liverpool, 1948

Archive Education Resources

As well as providing images for our Educational Images section of the website the Historic England Archive also provides other education services. Here you can find out more about what's available.

Aerial photograph packs for schools

The Historic England Archive is now using its amazing collection of aerial photographs to produce Local History packs, containing aerial photographs and old maps for teachers to use in the classroom. Originally produced for schools as part of our Heritage Schools programme, we are now delighted to be able to offer this service to all schools.

Two types of pack are available:

Local History Pack A

Bespoke Packs - Pack A - £139.50+VAT:

These packs are focused on a place of your choosing - such as your school or town centre. You choose the location and we'll search the Archive and hand-pick the best images and maps to show how that area has changed.

Each type of pack will contain:

  • A minimum of five aerial photographs from the 20th century, showing the major changes within the chosen area over that time, printed at A3
  • A minimum of four historic maps dating back to the late 19th century, printed at A3
  • Digital copies of the maps and aerial photographs

Local History Pack B

Training Packs - Pack B- £31.00+VAT:

Whenever we deliver a Teacher Training session on using our Local History Packs a copy of that pack will become available. Each type of pack will contain:

  • A minimum of five aerial photographs from the 20th century, showing the major changes within the chosen area over that time, printed at A3
  • A minimum of four historic maps dating back to the late 19th century, printed at A3
  • Digital copies of the maps and aerial photographs

The table below lists the packs currently available. You may also like to watch our training film on Using Aerial Photographs.

Find your nearest Pack B locations

Training packs

Order codeRegionPlace
EE01East of EnglandBoston - Town centre
EE02East of EnglandSleaford - Town centre
EE03East of EnglandGrantham - Town centre
EE04East of EnglandStamford - Town centre
EE05East of EnglandLowestoft - North of the river
EE06East of EnglandLowestoft - South of the river
EE07East of EnglandGreat Yarmouth - Row Houses
EE08East of EnglandLuton - Town Centre
EE09East of EnglandCambridge - Homerton College
EE10East of EnglandWisbech (North)
EE11East of EnglandWisbech (South)
EE12East of EnglandNorwich - City Centre
EE13East of EnglandGrimsby - Docks
EE14East of EnglandKings Lynn - Town and Docks
EE15East of EnglandAncient House Museum
EE16East of EnglandGainsborough Old Hall
EE17East of EnglandMildenhall Museum
EE18East of EnglandPalace House, Newmarket
EE19East of EnglandHorncastle
EE20East of EnglandHolbeach
EE21East of EnglandNeedham Market
EE22East of EnglandMarch
EE23East of EnglandChatteris
EE24East of EnglandIpswich Town Centre (St Stephens Church)
EE25East of EnglandBedford High Street Heritage Action Zone
EE26East of EnglandBishop Grosseteste University,  Lincoln
EE27East of EnglandNorth Lincolnshire Museum
EE28East of EnglandMoyse's Hall Museum
EE29East of EnglandEly Cathedral
EE30East of EnglandMarket Place,  Great Yarmouth
EE31East of EnglandCleethorpes Pier
EM01East MidlandsLeicester - New Walk
EM02East MidlandsLeicester - Central station to Spinney Hill Park
EM03East MidlandsLeicester - Leicester City FC
EM04East MidlandsLincoln - City Centre
EM05East MidlandsCoalville
EM06East MidlandsDerby - City Centre
EM07East MidlandsNewark-on-Trent
EM08East MidlandsNottingham
EM09East MidlandsDronfield
EM10East MidlandsMarket Harborough
EM11East MidlandsAshby-de-la-Zouch
EM12East MidlandsMarket Hall,  Chesterfield
EM13East MidlandsAll Hallow's Church, Wellingborough
EM14East MidlandsSpring Gardens,  Buxton
EM15East MidlandsLoughborough Central Railway Station
EM16East MidlandsCastle Street, Hinckley
EM17East MidlandsHigh Street, Kettering
L01LondonGreenwich - Charlton House
L02LondonGreenwich - Eltham Palace
L03LondonGreenwich - Royal Observatory
L04LondonWoolwich - Riverside
L06LondonStoke Newington
L08LondonWood Green Station
L09LondonSouthfields Station
L11LondonBoston Manor
L12LondonHogarth's House
L13LondonMarket Place - Romford
L15LondonWilliam Morris Gallery
L16LondonEast Ham Jewish Cemetery
L17LondonHerne Hill Velodrome
L18LondonSydenham Hill Station
L19LondonMile End Park Leisure Centre and Stadium
L20LondonDeptford High Street
L21LondonWembley Park & Stadium
NE01North EastMiddlesborough - Station and Docks
NE02North EastNorth Shields - Fish Quay
NE03North EastNewcastle - Bessie Surtees House
NE04North EastBerwick upon Tweed - Town centre
NE05North EastBishop Aukland - Town centre
NE06North EastSouth Shields - Custom House
NE07North EastAlnwick - Town centre
NE08North EastSouth Shields - Segadunum Roman Fort
NE09North EastSeaham
NE10North EastSouth Shields - Tyne Dock
NE11North EastShildon
NE12North EastJarrow to Howdon Ferry Crossing
NE13North EastSunderland - East End and Docks
NE14North EastDarlington - Town Centre
NE15North EastHull - City Centre
NE16North EastCaptain Cook Birthplace Museum
NE17North EastTynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum
NE18North EastEldon Square
NE19North EastBlyth
NE20North EastDiscovery Museum
NE21North EastStockton-on-Tees
NE22North EastHexham
NE23North EastNorthumberland Square,  North Shields
NE24North EastThe Headland, Hartlepool
NW01North WestManchester - Salford Quays
NW02North WestLiverpool - Central Library and St George's Hall
NW03North WestLiverpool - Albert Docks
NW04North WestBlackpool - Tower and Winter Gardens
NW05North WestCrewe - Town centre and station
NW06North WestManchester - Piccadilly Gardens
NW07North WestAppleby-in-Westmorland
NW08North WestRochdale - Town Centre
NW09North WestOldham
NW10North WestPreston Bus Station
NW11North WestManchester Town Hall
NW12North WestChester City Centre
NW13North WestLiverpool Hope University - Hope Park Campus
NW14North WestBurnley Town Hall
NW15North WestKay Gardens, Bury
NW16North WestStockport Town Hall
NW17North WestPenrith Castle
NW18North WestCarlisle Station
NW19North WestMaryport
NW20North WestBarrow-in-Furness Town Hall
NW21North WestSt Helens Town Hall
NW22North WestBirkenhead Town Hall
NW23North WestTyldesley
NW24North WestCalderstones Park, Liverpool
SE01South EastBognor Regis - Town Hall
SE02South EastRomford - Market Place
SE03South EastRamsgate (East)
SE04South EastRamsgate (West)
SE05South EastDover - East and Castle
SE06South EastCarshalton
SE07South EastHastings - Town Centre and Pier
SE08South EastFort Brockhurst
SE09South EastThe Diving Museum
SE10South EastThe Royal Navy Submarine Museum
SW01South WestBristol - SS Great Britain and Clifton
SW02South WestWinchester - The Cathedral
SW03South WestSwindon - Town centre
SW04South WestTrowbridge - Town centre
SW05South WestKidlington
SW06South WestMinehead
SW07South WestBristol - St John on the Wall Church
SW08South WestSt Ives - Cornwall
SW09South WestHistoric England Archive,  Swindon
SW10South WestGold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury
SW11South WestThe Blandford Town Museum
SW12South WestThe Salisbury Museum
SW13South WestNewton Abbot
SW14South WestGloucester Cathedral
SW15South WestChippenham Museum
SW16South WestStroud
SW17South WestChard Museum
SW18South WestCivic Centre, Plymouth
SW19South WestTavistock Museum
SW20South WestClevedon
SW21South WestMidsomer Norton
WM01West MidlandsAbbey Hulton - Hulton Abbey
WM02West MidlandsHalesowen - Town Centre
WM03West MidlandsBirmingham - Royal Orthopedic Hospital
WM04West MidlandsDawley - High Street
WM05West MidlandsOakengates - Oakengates Theatre
WM06West MidlandsOswestry Castle
WM07West MidlandsBirmingham - Bournville
WM08West MidlandsCoventry - City Centre
WM09West MidlandsBurslem
WM10West MidlandsB'ham City University - Perry Bar Campus
WM11West MidlandsThe Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
WM12West MidlandsGladstone Pottery Museum
WM13West MidlandsEtruria
WM14West MidlandsUniversity of Worcester, St John's Campus
WM15West MidlandsWalsall Town Hall
WM16West MidlandsDudley Town Hall
WM17West MidlandsRoundhouse Birmingham
WM18West MidlandsStoke-on-Trent
WM19West MidlandsShrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
WM20West MidlandsSt Swithun's Church, Worcester
Y01YorkshireBradford - Bradford College
Y02YorkshireHalifax - Piece Hall
Y03YorkshireLeeds - City Centre
Y04YorkshireRipon - Workhouse Museum
Y05YorkshireBarnsley - Town Hall
Y06YorkshireHaworth - Bronte Parsonage
Y07YorkshireScarborough Castle
Y08YorkshireSaltaire - Salts Mill
Y09YorkshireWakefield - City Centre
Y10YorkshireDoncaster - Town Centre
Y11YorkshireDewsbury - Town Centre
Y13YorkshireLeeds Trinity University - Horsforth Campus
Y14YorkshireLeeds Beckett University - Headingly Campus
Y17YorkshireThe Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge, Rotherham
Y18YorkshireSowerby Bridge
Y19YorkshireBradford City Hall
Y21YorkshireHuddersfield Station

Ordering your pack

All packs can be ordered via our Archive Services Team. Please request either Pack A - stating a postcode or grid reference of where you would like the pack centred on - or Pack B with the corresponding Order Code listed above. We’ll send you an invoice shortly after sending your pack.

Archive Customer Services

  • Address

    The Engine House,
    Fire Fly Avenue,
    SN2 2EH