9 April—28 September 2018

Roman life at Bristol’s villa

In the 1940’s Bristol’s own Roman villa was re-discovered when a new housing development was inadvertently built through it. Explore Kings Weston Roman Villa to investigate archaeological evidence of how Romano-British people lived a Roman life in the Bristol area during the Roman occupation of Britain.

Pupils will:

  • Examine evidence for the Romanisation of Britain
  • Explore the archaeological site to discover the function of the Roman Villa
  • Find out who lived at the villa and it’s links to the Roman town Abona
  • Investigate the impact of Roman technology including: coins, a bath suite, heating, mosaic, pottery
  • Discover the food, clothes and beliefs of the residents of the Villa
  • Learn Latin terms associated with Roman a lifestyle

Further details:

Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Session availability:

Roman Life in Bristol

This Roman life workshop is available Thursdays and Fridays between April – September 2018.
We have two sessions available at 11am – 12.30pm, 12.30pm – 2pm.  Other sessions maybe available, please get in touch.

Picnic: Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Why not have a picnic at Blaise Castle Estate just up the road, as food cannot be eaten at the villa.

“The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the chance to visit the Villa. It is an amazing resource right on the doorstep of the school and it was terrific for the children to think that under their homes may be Roman remains.”

Year 3 teacher, Our Lady of the Rosary. June 2017

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.