Key Stage 2

A typical school trip to Caerleon

National Roman Legion Museum

The full offer includes:

  • A visit to a real Roman Amphitheatre and Barracks.
  • A chance to explore real Roman objects in the museum gallery.
  • A visit to a real Roman Baths.
  • An opportunity to take part in a costumed role-play session and a chance to wear replica Roman amour.
  • An 1/2 hour lunch break - in a lunch space at the Museum.

A typical visit starts at 10am and finishes at 2.30pm. See details of the scheduled role-play sessions below.

Book a few months in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

Feedback from schools

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Medicus - Roman Medicine

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Herbal remedies, amputations and horse-hair stitches are all treatments performed by the Roman doctor. Find out about Roman medicine and the role that the gods played in healing the sick in this interactive role-play session. Led by a costumed facilitator.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day.  

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: 2017: Sept 5 - Sept 29 2017. 2018: Jan 8 - Jan 26, Apr 16 - May 4 & Sept 3 - Sept 28.
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Masters & Slaves

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Peacock’s brains, stuffed dormouse and oysters are all on the menu in this role-play Roman feast. Pupils will play the role of a rich master or a lowly slave and discover what life was like at both ends of the spectrum. Led by a costumed facilitator.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day.   

 

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: 2017: Oct 2 - Oct 27. 2018: Jan 29 - Feb 16, May 8 - May 25 & Oct 1 - Oct 26.
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Grammaticus - Roman Classroom

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Discover how Romans educated their children in this cross curricula role-play session. Looking at language, numeracy and literacy pupils will find out more about Roman society under the strict guidance of a Roman school teacher. Led by a costumed facilitator.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day.    

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: 2017: Nov 6 - Dec 1. 2018: Feb 26 - Mar 29, Jun 11 - Jun 29 & Nov 5 - 30.
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Curriculum

Language,Numeracy, Literacy & History

Walking with Romans

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Experience the amphitheatre and barracks with your own Roman guide. Find out what life was like in the fortress nearly 2,000 years ago.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day. 

 

Dates: June 4 - 8 2018
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £100 for up to 35 pupils. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Roman Boot Camp

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Have you got what it takes to join the Roman army?  Discover what skills the Romans looked for in a soldier.  New recruits will compete in groups to test their paces on the marching square!

Pupils will also visit a reconstructed barrack room and wear replica children’s armour. The teacher or group leader must lead this part of the session. Instructions will be given by the facilitator on the day.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: July 2 - July 24 2017
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Saturnalia: A Roman Christmas?

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Take a trip back in time and visit a Roman preparing for the midwinter festival of Saturnalia. Learn about the customs of the Roman festival while sharing modern midwinter traditions.

In additon, pupils will have the opportunity to wear replica children’s armour and find out about the life of a Roman soldier in our reconstructed barrack room. This part must be led by the teacher or group leader - who will receive brief instructions from the facilitator on the day. 

Video created by Somerton Primary school telling the story of Saturnalia, the Roman mid-winter festival.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: December 5 - 16 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).