At present our learning team are working hard to amend existing and develop new activities for schools, both onsite and in-school. If you would like to discuss your specific requirements please get in touch.

The Museum experience provides learning opportunities in a new environment.

Learners will:

  • Discover a Roman fort and its setting
  • Find out about life (civilian and military) in Roman times
  • Explore ideas about how people lived in the past
  • Encounter real Roman artefacts (some available for handling)
  • Re-enact scenes from life in Roman times
  • Exercise a variety of skills, communicative and creative

The Museum's practitioners will take learners through activities in the Museum, using the whole building.

Packed lunches can be eaten in the Museum's education space or (weather permitting) in the outside picnic area.

After lunch there is a choice of craft activities based on the morning's work.

Loan boxes, including replicas and suggested follow-up activities are available to take away after your visit (free of charge).

Our team can devise programmes for learners at all levels. This is a Roman Museum but programmes for many subject areas are possible.

Teachers are recommended to arrange a free pre-visit to meet a member of the education team and undertake your own risk assessment. Please telephone to arrange a time.

How to book

We can accept bookings for a maximum of 40 children - groups must be accompanied by at least three adults.


Self-guide visit 50p/child, teachers free
Half day including activities £1/child, teachers free
Full day (incl. workshop materials) £2/child, teachers free

To book a group visit telephone or email the museum with the following information: Name of school, preferred date of visit, name and telephone number of contact person, age and number of pupils, time of arrival.

There is a shop at the museum for reference books (including a good selection specifically for children) and also those essential pocket money purchases.

schools_map.jpgCoach parking & drop-off point on Camp Road (see map for access) or click here to go to the visit us page.

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