History - Roman Britain

Invasion, conquest and settlement

The Roman invasion of 43 AD was far from decisive, indeed it took a few decades for the Romans to stretch their influence across much of the length and breadth of our isles. Repeated skirmishes forced the Romans to settle garrisons of troops here and it is this military heritage that survives in a lot of places to this day.

Away from the front line which was pushing through Wales and towards Scotland, Romans who had wealth or positions of power built themselves grand villas in the Mediterranean style, with magnificent mosaic floors, which must have looked completely alien to local people. From the evidence that does survive from the time, it appears that not all of the local inhabitants of Britain were keen to see that back of the Romans, with many seeming to adapt to a Roman way of life; clearly borrowing architectural styles.

Despite the time which has elapsed since the Romans left, and the many layers of building and destruction that have taken place in the interim, there are still many treasures up and down the country that will give school children a wonderful insight into Roman life. If you are studying any aspect of the Roman occupation you will find some excellent school visit opportunities on this page.wall in the whole Roman empire, and the more peaceful setting of Roman Bath.

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Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Butser Ancient Farm is an open air archaeological research site. We specialise in history and archaeology education for KS1 - 4 - from the Stone Age to the Vikings. Our beautiful working farm and archaeological buildings provide the perfect setting. ...
Butser Ancient Farm

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop have been visiting schools for over 25 years with fun filled active workshops. Our workshops certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW ...
Theatre Workshop

Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic History

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Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real' historical character visit the school with a vast array of props & tales of exciting adventures! ...
Dan Tastic History

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House is ideal for school groups wanting secure residential accommodation, set in acres of parkland and playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswold National Park. Access to Bath and Bristol is just half an hour away! ...
Grittleton Manor House


Romans

Romans

Butser Ancient Farm is a world-renowned open air archaeological research site. We provide contextual Roman history education through specialist activities. Our site includes an archaeologically informed reconstructed Roman Villa. ...
Romans

Romans

Romans

Prepare for the threat of a Roman invasion before meeting a Roman citizen and discover Roman customs and inventions. The session ends with a lively re enactment of the story of Boudicca. ...
Romans

Vindolanda

Vindolanda

Welcome to the North East's best day out on Hadrian's Wall. Explore Roman life on the edge of the empire 2000 years ago. Come and enjoy the Vindolanda Writing Tablets, live archaeology, and much more. ...
Vindolanda

The Island Classroom

The Island Classroom

Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...
The Island Classroom


Resourceful Romans

Resourceful Romans

Be an Ancient Roman. Order soldiers into battle, sail a slave powered ship, conquer Britannia and sell them as slaves. Is Julius Caesar getting too big for his boots? Beware the ides of March. Help Emperor Hadrian build a Great Wall in your school. ...
Resourceful Romans

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

Brand new for 2017 – this state-of-the-art hostel is an exciting £14.8 million initiative created in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. It is the ideal base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...
YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

Romans and Britons

Romans and Britons

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Interactive workshops on the Romans and Britons to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Roman world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom. ...
Romans and Britons

The Salters Company

The Salters Company

Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture. ...
The Salters Company


Gelligaer Roman Fort

Gelligaer Roman Fort

Gelligaer Roman Fort is set in the beautiful countryside right in the heart of Caerphilly County Borough. The Gelligaer Roman Fort was an important staging post for the Roman forces and is full of rich heritage ...
Gelligaer Roman Fort

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman Villa provides a hands-on insight into the lives of the Romans living there and brings the curriculum to life in a fun and engaging way. Lullingstone is amongst the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain. ...
Lullingstone Roman Villa

History Workshops

History Workshops

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The Drama Hut brings on-site workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school. ...
History Workshops

York City Overnight Trip

York City Overnight Trip

Home to the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and generations of scholars. Count the towers and gateways along the city walls, stroll through the Shambles and discover eight hundred years' of stained glass at the towering Minster. This lovely medieval ci...
York City Overnight Trip


Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre tells an internationally important story within the landscape in which the battle took place. Richard III's death signified the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty which changed the face of England. ...
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Bring the curriculum to life and inspire your students with a visit to Scarborough Castle. Dominating Scarborough's headland, the sites history spans some 3000 years Stone Age all the way through to Medieval Britain. ...
Scarborough Castle

Ufton Court

Ufton Court

Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor House set within 16 acres of historical grounds and woodland. Specialist teachers offer living history topics on Romans, Vikings, Tudors and much much more. We also do bushcraft activities too. ...
Ufton Court

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent


Roman Tours UK

Roman Tours UK

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
We tell the story of the life of a Roman soldier in Britain through educational interactive experiences for all Key Stages. We can visit your school or provide city tours of Chester. Cheshire's Best Tourism Experience 2006, 2009, 2011. ...
Roman Tours UK

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Chester Roman Amphitheatre

The city of Chester, in North West England, boasts the well preserved remains of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain. Built in the 1st century, this ancient monument is part of the impressive Roman remains that can be seen throughout the city....
Chester Roman Amphitheatre

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Chesters Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall gives a real sense of how the Roman army was trying to assert power over this part of the British countryside. The venue, complete with museum is a fantastic learning resource for school groups. ...
Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills

Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern Hills Centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration....
Malvern Hills


Sayers Croft

Sayers Croft

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Sayers Croft is nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills and provides outdoor experiences for 27,000 visitors each year for all ages and abilities through our bespoke residential and day visits, Duke of Edinburgh programme and family run events. ...
Sayers Croft

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory

On the north east coast of England lies the small island of Lindisfarne, or Holy Island. Untouched by the Roman occupation, this spiritual place became an important centre for Celtic Chritianity. An ideal visit for pupils studying Saxons and Vikings!...
Lindisfarne Priory

The Gordon Brown Centre

The Gordon Brown Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
The GBC located of junction 5 of the M3 in the historic village of Rotherwick, providing residential and day visit opportunities for schools within its 25 acres set in a conservation area and benefit from a wealth of natural charms. ...
The Gordon Brown Centre

Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads Roman Fort

A school visit to Housesteads Roman Fort is a unique experience. Stood high on the wild Whin Sill escarpment, Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort anywhere in Britain. ...
Housesteads Roman Fort


Portals To The Past

Portals To The Past

Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school. ...
Portals To The Past

Cardiff City Sleepover

Cardiff City Sleepover

Located in the heart of Cardiff Bay and under the iconic roof of Wales Millennium Centre, we provide tailor-made stays for groups in order to ensure that your stay in the Welsh capital is jam-packed full of outdoor and indoor adventure. ...
Cardiff City Sleepover

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
We are an independent centre in beautiful North Norfolk, run by qualified teachers and experienced instructors. We offer an exciting range of curriculum linked outdoor activities to a loyal following of schools - one on their 27th visit in 2018!...
Aylmerton Outdoor Education Centre

Roman Workshop

Roman Workshop

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
During this workshop, the children will be met by Queen Boudicca, leader of the Celts. And here our journey begins. Amongst other things, during the session the children will become Roman soldiers and learn about life during Roman times. ...
Roman Workshop



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