Primary - Romans

How can a museum visit support learning about this topic?

The galleries that link to this topic are:  

The Hadrian's Wall gallery, which brings together the life of people from all the diverse sites along the Wall, as well as displaying the stone Hadrian's name is inscribed on. Spanning across the gallery is a miniature model of wall, complete with colour projections showing how the areas around the wall have changed over time. Elsewhere in the gallery, you can find 'people portals' telling the stories of people who lived there at the time, colour projections showing how colourful Roman altars were, as well as Roman artefacts from along the wall.

Tucked away at the end of the Ancient Egyptian gallery is our Roman Empire display, a small but impressive hoard of Roman treasures. It includes all kinds of artefacts – from everyday objects to sacred symbols – that give a fantastic flavour of real life in the Roman Empire.

We have workshops (led by museum staff) and bookable resources (to support you during school-led time in the galleries) for this topic. We also have printable activities that you can use in school-led time.

How much will a visit cost?

Self-led visits and workshops are free.

The only activity in the museum that incurs a cost is visiting the planetarium. 

The price for a planetarium showing starts at £37, with some discounts available. Find more information on the planetarium, including detailed prices, show information and trailers here.

When can we visit, and how do we make a booking enquiry?

If you would like a workshop as part of your day: Tuesdays and Fridays in term-time.

If you don’t want to book a workshop, and want to be self-led in the galleries: We can typically accommodate you on a term-time date of your choice.  Please still book with us so we can organise coat and bag storage, a lunch space, and greeting you on arrival.

To make a booking enquiry, click the link below.

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