Free In school

Feasts & Slavery in Roman times: Virtual Workshop

National Roman Legion Museum

Yr. 3&4 enjoying their virtual 'Roman Feasts & Slavery' lesson! Crickhowell Community Primary School Via Twitter.

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. 

To make a booking and talk to someone about this session phone (029) 2057 3546 or email


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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.