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Roman Life

Children dressed up as Romans

Children dressed up as Romans

This session has been designed to support the study of life in Roman Britain.

  • KS2 and KS3
  • Uses Reading’s unique collection of objects excavated from Roman Silchester
  • Opportunities to handle real objects, including pottery and building materials
  • Opportunities to wear replica costume
  • See Roman mosaics and pottery on display in adjacent areas
  • Online resources available to support your visit

Objectives:

  • Understand what town life was like at Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester)
  • Understand the impact of Roman occupation on the existing British inhabitants

Visit Reading Museum's famous Roman eagle! The unique Silchester Eagle was the inspiration for a children's book by Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle of the Ninth, which has now been made into a film. You can see the real thing in the Silchester Gallery at Reading Museum.

Date updated: 31 Jan 2017


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