Free In school

Feasts & Slavery in Roman times: Virtual Workshop

National Roman Legion Museum

Wealthy Romans are famous for their parties! Discover the weird and wonderful food they ate such as peacocks' brains to stuffed dormice. Find out about the lives of the slaves behind the rich Roman lifestyles. There will be opportunity to virtually study the collections at the National Roman Legion Museum which relate to this subject.

eBook: Feasts & Slavery in Roman times. | National Museum Wales

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Connect your class with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales for a free live interactive workshop. Designed for learners aged 7-11, the workshops cover areas of the curriculum including: Humanities, Expressive Arts and Science and Technology.

Take part in live activities, zoom in on Museum treasures and engage in thought provoking discussions with Museum staff. All sessions are supported with relevant digital resources and pre-recorded content.

Since Autumn 2020 we have connected with 28,000+ pupils across Wales and beyond! If your learners are working from home or from school - we can connect with you.

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Download this Teacher's Guide: Preparing for a virtual visit.

You can choose from the following virtual workshops. 100% of teachers who responded to our doopoll said they would definitely book a virtual session again. Sessions are hosted using Microsoft Teams and here is a teacher’s guide preparing for a virtual visit.

‘’Even when not in lockdown, it's a great way to connect with expertise and experiences beyond the classroom. A wonderful opportunity for the children!’’

‘’A brilliant way for the children to be able to experience real life artefacts and stories in these challenging times’.

We don’t believe that virtual visits will ever replace the fantastic experience of visiting our Museums in-person. Virtual visits, instead offer a different kind of learning experience and the opportunity to interact with museum staff and objects much more frequently - throughout the academic year. So, learners could visit a Museum to study one topic and join us virtually to study another. We have also found that learners are more likely to ask in-depth, thought-provoking questions when they interact with us virtually.

Virtual visits are a good way for us to deliver a more inclusive learning program for schools that are too far from a Museum, have needs that make visiting difficult or are struggling financially.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.


Humanities: Events and human experiences are complex, and are perceived, interpreted and represented in different ways.

Age: 8-11

Learning objectives: 

  • Discover a Roman feast from the perspective of a Roman party guest and a Roman slave.
  • Review the ways these events and experiences are perceived, interpreted and represented.
  • Consider the daily life and equality for different people in Roman times and today.
  • Reflect on what we can learn from Roman times to improve society today.