What Can The Museum Offer Your School

A fascinating and interesting “hands-on” experience for your pupils as well as access to several National Curriculum areas.

A day’s visit will introduce pupils to The Romanisation’ of Britain. A site such as Alcester and the impact of technology and culture and its legacy

The emphasis of this visit is on historical and social enquiry using the Roman site of Alcester and artefacts from this site. The session involves hands on, interactive historical enquiry working with original and replica artefacts.


Children will have the opportunity to:

  1. select and consider evidence about life in Roman Britain from a variety of sources
  2. think about which materials survive over long periods and which decay (science link)
  3. ask and answer questions about what survived from the Roman times


Children will be able to:

  1. make inferences from archaeological evidence
  2. select information about life in a Roman settlement from a range of sources
  3. show understanding of the Roman contribution to development of present day communities

Important Information:

  • All writing/drawing materials, activity booklets and clipboards are provided
  • For Health and Safety reasons no eating or drinking is allowed in the gallery
  • Lunch may be eaten in the outside courtyard; if the weather is unsuitable an inside space will be made available
  • Children may have a ‘run-around’ in the courtyard. SEE RISK ASSESSMENT
  • (Allergy warning) The spice ground in the mortarium is Cumin
  • The children will work in groups so it is helpful if they could be split before they arrive and each group be accompanied by 2 adults