A school trip to Roman Caerleon

National Roman Legion Museum
A school trip to Roman Caerleon

A school trip to Roman Caerleon

Explore & experience: 

  • A visit to National Roman Legion Museum. ​​​Explore the real Roman collections in the gallery and see a Roman garden. Try on replica Roman armour in a reconstructed Barrack Room and see how Roman soldiers lived. Take part in a facilitated workshop with one of our costumed Roman teachers at the museum.
  • Facilitated Workshop: Roman Bootcamp. Pupils play the part of a recruit for the Roman army. Participants discover what skills the Romans looked for in a soldier and practice Latin commands and formations using practice swords and shields!
  • A visit to the real Roman Baths. Explore how Romans washed and relaxed nearly two thousand years ago. 
  • A visit to the outdoor Amphitheatre & Barracks sites. Discover the most complete Amphitheatre in Britain and the only legionary barracks still on view in Europe!

School visits are available Monday – Friday and our school trip schedule runs from 10:15 to 14:15 and includes the use of a lunch space. 

All sessions are self-led except for the facilitated workshop so visiting teaching staff must lead these sessions. Site staff will be present during all sessions apart from the outdoor Amphitheatre & Barracks sites. 

Souvenir bags are available to pre-order. Please inform us when you make a booking if you would like to order. There are two options available: 

  • £2 bag – includes a Museum pencil, a Museum rubber, a gemstone, and a Roman postcard 

  • £4 bag – includes a Museum pencil, a Museum rubber, a gemstone, a Roman postcard, and a Roman figure pencil sharpener. 

To enquire about available dates and cost, please send your school’s name, number of pupils, year group and preferred dates to: learning.romans@museumwales.ac.uk 

Curriculum

Humanities: Enquiry, exploration and investigation inspire curiosity about the world, its past, present and future. 

Age: 8-11

Learning objectives: 

  • Encourage enquiry and discovery by exploring ancient Roman ruins and artefacts.
  • Opportunities to be curious, question, think critically and reflect upon evidence.
  • Stimulate new and creative thinking.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the concepts underpinning humanities, and their application in local, national and global contexts.