2 September 2019—31 March 2020

Workshop: The Romans and Bristol

Handle real Roman objects and take part in Roman-themed activities to discover how the Roman Empire influenced the lives of men, women and children living in the Bristol area.

Children will:

  • Investigate and handle real archaeological material from a Roman villa
  • Discover what people ate and the kitchenware they used
  • Handle and find out about Roman toys
  • Make a Roman-style Bulla or Lunula amulet to take home
  • Find out where the ‘Romans’ lived in and around Bristol

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

We have sessions available from 10.15am.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? FREE use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

Supports Artsmark Award  criteria: Pupil Engagement; Range of Offer: Values and Ethos; Local cultural visit; Partnerships.

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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

Visit Bristol's very own Roman villa!

Discover what 'Roman' life was life by exploring Kings Weston Roman Villa and investigating archaeological evidence of the Romano-British people living in this area during the Roman occupation of Britain.

Open from April to September.