The Monument commemorates one of the most famous events in London’s history. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke and completed in 1677, this 160ft high column remembers the Great Fire of London of 1666 and celebrates the city which rose from the ashes.
Situated just moments from the Fire’s starting point on Pudding Lane, visitors are invited to climb the 311 spiral steps to enjoy spectacular views over the city. The learning programme enables schools to dig deeper into the story of the Great Fire, its commemoration, and the history of The Monument itself. A character-led facilitated session, ‘Meet Robert Hooke’, allows pupils to interrogate the structure’s co-designer to find out more about the Fire and the memorial which commemorates it.