Students in a gallery talk

Roman city life 

Booking information

To book, please download a booking enquiry form and email it to learning@britishmuseum.org.

A minimum of six weeks' notice is essential. 

Free, booking essential. 

Cancellation and no-show charges apply. See Terms and conditions.

Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through exploring and discussing objects in the British Museum collection.

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

This session can be booked from October to April inclusive. Outside these times you may wish to book the Roman Britain session which can be adapted to focus on city life (please indicate this preference this when completing the booking enquiry form).

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 the 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

Using objects from the British Museum collections this gallery-based talk is designed to support the Classical Civilisations GCSE component Roman City life (J199/22). Led by a member of the learning team, students develop critical thinking and enquiry skills through exploring and discussing objects in the British Museum collection. They 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 Roman cities.