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The Romans

Discover what life in Roman Britain was really like.

In this fun and interactive workshop, pupils will explore different aspects of everyday life in Roman Britain – from clothing to food and bathing. Pupils can dress up and role-play as a variety of characters, including Julius Caesar, Queen Boudicca, a Roman legionary and an enslaved person.

Discover how and why the Romans invaded Britain, their impact on the Celtic tribes and the impact of the Roman Empire on our culture and technology.

Pupils will also learn to grind spices in a mortarium, write on wax tabulae with styli, and even recreate the ‘testudo’ manoeuvre used in battle by the Roman Imperial Army!

This workshop includes a rare opportunity to handle original Romans artefacts from our collections, which will encourage pupils to consider how we can learn about the past through objects left behind.

"It brought all our learning to life. The children loved seeing real objects/artefacts."
St Richards C of E School, Hanworth
"We have just started Romans and it complemented brilliantly a great intro to get them excited."
St Paul's C of E Primary
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: £140 per workshop of up to 32 children

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Learning objective

To explore life in Roman Britain and consider the impact and legacy of the Roman Empire on Britain’s culture and technology.

National Curriculum links


  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • How Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Historical concepts – cause and consequence, making connections
  • Understanding methods of historical enquiry


  • Spoken language and listening skills, role-play, increasing vocabulary, expressing feelings