Educational Information

The Arcelormittal Orbit invites you and your students to experience new perspectives at Britain’s tallest sculpture.

The distinctive red looping structure is the icon of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, standing taller than the Statue of Liberty, it gives visitors breathtaking views over the landmark 2012 sporting venues and 20 miles into the distance.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit was fashioned from 2000 tonnes of steel, and was created by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, and designer Cecil Balmond, two of the most influential artists of their generation. The structure stands in the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London’s beautiful new open space in creation, with meadows, wetlands and waterways.

Educational visits to the ArcelorMittal Orbit are supported by a range of free teaching resources, which can be used both on-site and back at the classroom. These cover key stages 1-3 in cross-curricular subjects covering science, geography, art & design and maths.

 

Suitable for the following key stages:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Covers elements of the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

School groups rates

  • £3 per child in schools outside of Host Boroughs 
  • £2 per child in schools inside of Host Boroughs (Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest)
  • 1 free adult for every 10 students

Please book in advance to ensure that they can accommodate your school and any particular needs your students may have.

Coach Parking is available, please ask for information at the point of booking.

Duration

  • 01 Hours
  • :
  • 00 Mins

Approximate visit duration

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Booking Details

School tickets for the ArcelorMittal Orbit must be booked in advance by phone or email by contacting School Group Co-ordinator.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Box Office

phone-icon 0330 800 8099  
email-icon 2 tickets@arcelormittalorbit.com  

 

Please confirm date and time of booking and number of children and adults.

Booking Info

 

Event Times

  • Winter opening hours 10:00- 16:00 (October-March)
  • Summer opening hours 10:00- 18:00 (April- September)

Venue

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Stratford
London
E20 2SS 

0330 800 8099

Travel Information

  • Nearest Train Station Stratford (1.5 miles) FIND ON MAP
  • Nearest Tube Stop Stratford (1.5 miles) FIND ON MAP
    TFL offers free off peak tube travel for school parties, Mon - Fri. FIND OUT MORE                                                                                   
  • Nearest Coach Park Queen Elizabeth Park

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Booking Details

School tickets for the ArcelorMittal Orbit must be booked in advance by phone or email by contacting School Group Co-ordinator.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Box Office

phone-icon 0330 800 8099  
email-icon 2 tickets@arcelormittalorbit.com  

 

Please confirm date and time of booking and number of children and adults.

Booking Info

Education Pack

Educational visits to the ArcelorMittal Orbit are supported by a range of free teaching resources, which can be used both on site and back at the classroom.

Available resources cover Key Stages 1 – 3 in subjects including science, art & design, maths, and cross-curricular resources for primary stages.

A full day’s activity programme is also available from the Field Studies Council, an environmental education charity.  Field Studies Council can deliver this for your school group at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. They also have a classroom nearby, at the View Tube.

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