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Romans in Colchester

Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain and site of Boudica’s rebellion. Explore history where it happened. 

Pupils will take on the role of archaeologists and learn about the events that led to up to Boudica’s revolt. They will discover the impact this had on people’s lives as Colchester changed from an Iron Age settlement to a prosperous Roman town.

The day includes time to visit the Castle shop. Alternatively, your pupils can take home one of our goody bags. Details of what is included and how to pre-order can be found under Downloadable Resources.

Full Day Session

£4.60 per child

Colchester Castle

Romans visit – story tour* + hands-on archaeology + galleries

The day includes three sessions; an interactive story tour, teacher-led activities and time to explore the Castle and museum.

  • Journey back 2000 years as you descend into the Roman vaults under the Castle.
  • This dramatic, interactive story tour will explore the Roman invasion and Boudica’s revolt.
  • Work as a team to reconstruct a large model Roman villa and Iron Age roundhouse.
  • Handle real Roman pottery and investigate its uses.
  • Develop skills of an archaeologist, investigating and interpreting evidence.
  • Full instructions and a free pre-visit are available to support your session.

General visit – Exploring the Galleries

  • Exciting new displays, interactive exhibits and gallery trails help your pupils explore the museum.
  • Interactive displays include Iron Age and Roman villa areas with costume and handling objects
  • Roman games displays including an interactive chariot ride

* Lift access is limited to the galleries. An alternative story tour is available for children who are unable to access the vaults

Romans visit – story tour* + hands-on archaeology + galleries

The day includes three sessions; an interactive story tour, teacher-led activities and time to explore the Castle and museum.

  • Journey back 2000 years as you descend into the Roman vaults under the Castle.
  • This dramatic, interactive story tour will explore the Roman invasion and Boudica’s revolt.
  • Work as a team to reconstruct a large model Roman villa and Iron Age roundhouse.
  • Handle real Roman pottery and investigate its uses.
  • Develop skills of an archaeologist, investigating and interpreting evidence.
  • Full instructions and a free pre-visit are available to support your session

 

General visit – Exploring the Galleries

  • Exciting new displays, interactive exhibits and gallery trails help your pupils explore the museum.
  • Interactive displays include Iron Age and Roman villa areas with costume and handling objects
  • Roman games displays including an interactive chariot ride

* Lift access is limited to the galleries. An alternative story tour is available for children who are unable to access the vaults

Minimum charge may apply. Prices are valid until 31st March 2018.

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All school, nursery and group visits must be booked in advance.

We are now invoicing all school groups for their visits. Invoices will follow approximately 10 working days from the date of your trip. The number of children indicated on the booking form is an approximate. You will only be charged for the number of children who actually visit on the day.

To enquire about a visit or to make a booking please contact us.

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