Roman Life Session

This session gives children the opportunity to explore history through primary evidence. They will discover how the Romans would have lived, and explore the attitudes of the British tribes to the arrival of the Romans. This interactive session pays close attention to the local case study of Calleva Atrebatum, a Roman town around 10 miles from Reading, near modern Silchester. Children will work with and handle real Roman artefacts, dress up in replica costume and take part in role play activities. The sessions takes place in the Museum's Silchester Gallery, which houses the artefacts found in local excavations.


Very informative and the children really enjoyed the session

- Alfred Sutton Primary School A6841C61-ACD8-4C22-BA6A-1DA1EACB60AA

Notes for teachers

  • Key Stage 2 and 3
  • Supports the study of life in Roman Britain and local history
  • Opportunities to handle real objects


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