Medicus - Roman Medicine

National Roman Legion Museum

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: Sept 2-Oct 2 2015. Jan 4-Feb12 & May 9-27 2016.
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

National Roman Legion Museum

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: Oct 5-23 2015. Feb 22-Mar 24 & Jun 13-July 20 2016.
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

National Roman Legion Museum

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: Nov 2-27 2015. April 11-May 6 2016.
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

Explorer pack - for Amphitheatre and Barracks

National Roman Legion Museum

This replica Roman satchel contains instructions, information and objects designed to help your group understand how the Romans used the amphitheater and barracks. Objects include Roman coins, caltrops and sponges on sticks. 

No deposit is required but the satchel must be signed for by a teacher or group leader.

You can download the instructions before your visit.

 

Duration: 1 hour

Walking with Romans

National Roman Legion Museum

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

 

Dates: 6-10 June 2016
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £100 for up to 35 pupils. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Saturnalia: A Roman Christmas?

National Roman Legion Museum

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. 

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: December 1-11
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
FreeIn school

Maths in Museums

Available at all our museums
Maths in Museums

A new digital resource to support the numeracy framework in primary schools.

22 bilingual activities for year 6 pupils to support geometry, number, data and measuring skills.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with See Science. The toolkit is sponsored by the National Science Academy grant scheme.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Spring Bulbs for Schools

Available at all our museums

Plant bulbs in your school grounds to study climate change. Join this UK wide investigation and improve science and numeracy skills. All schools must apply by the end of July to take part in the following September. Free to all schools in Wales -spaces limited.

More information about the project

Places now full for 2015-16. Applications open in May to participate in 2016-17.

Dates: Sept - March

Curriculum

Science, Geography and ESD&GC.