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Archive Education Resources

As well as providing images for the Heritage Explorer 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 their 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 - £134 + 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 5 aerial photographs from the 20th century, showing the major changes within the chosen area over that time
  • 4 historic maps dating back to the late 19th century

Local History Pack B

Training Packs - £15 + VAT:

Whenever our Archive Education Manager delivers a Teacher Training session on using Aerial Photograph Packs a copy of that pack will become available. Each type of pack will contain:

  • A minimum of 5 aerial photographs from the 20th century, showing the major changes within the chosen area over that time
  • 4 historic maps dating back to the late 19th century

Training packs available

The following packs are available:

  • B1: Manchester - Salford Quays
  • B2: Liverpool - Central Library and St George's Hall
  • B3: Liverpool - Albert Docks
You may also like to watch our training film on Using Aerial Photographs.

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 number listed above. We’ll send you an invoice shortly after sending your pack.

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