Students in Gallery 49 looking at Roman Britain

Roman Britain   

Booking information

Free, booking will resume when the Museum reopens.

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Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through using objects as evidence to explore and discuss key aspects of life in Roman Britain.

The session takes place in the galleries weekdays 10.30, 11.30 and 13.00.

Ages: 11–16 (KS3 and KS4)

Curriculum links: Classical Civilisations, History, cross-curricular

Maximum group size: 15

Session time: 45 minutes 

Session outline

KS3

This gallery-based talk is designed to support students using objects as evidence. Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through investigating and discussing key objects in the British Museum collection. Students will use objects to explore the development of the city of Rome, the spread of the Roman Empire and key aspects of life in Roman cities.

KS4

This gallery-based talk is designed to support GCSE Classical Civilisations and History studies. Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through using objects as evidence to explore and discuss key aspects of life in Roman Britain. Students will investigate, analyse and interpret material evidence to explore the Roman social, cultural and historic context in which they were created and key themes related to life in the Roman Empire such as trade, religion and the role of the army.