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The museum has a fantastic collection of Roman finds that tell the local Roman story of Durobrivae, from fortress to prosperous Roman town. There are four activities in this full day. 

  • Life in Durobrivae

In our Archaeology Gallery, pupils step back in time to 300 AD and explore what life might have been like in the local Roman town of Durobrivae.  As slaves, they help prepare for a special banquet at Castor Palace including chores in the kitchen and buying food from the Durobrivae market stall. 

  • Pottery Apprentice

Learn the skills of a Roman potter. Make a Roman face inspired by our collection to take back to school unfired. 

  • Meet a Roman surgeon or soldier

Meet the Roman surgeon to find out about Roman health and hygiene. Beware! The surgeon might need volunteers. Compare with medical procedures from other historical periods, including present day.

Meet the Roman soldier to find out what it was like to be in the Roman army. Handle real and replica artefacts and try on Roman armour. 

  • Archaeology Detectives

Finds have just been brought into the museum but without labels! Handle real Roman pottery fragments and look for evidence in the gallery. 

 

Up to 35 people £200
Up to 25 people £180
Lunch room (per group) Included

 

To book email vivacityforschools@vivacity-peterborough.com or call 01733 864 700/706

 

Our Roman surgeon can come out to your school.

Resource links: Really Roman Teachers’ Resource Pack. Downloadable from website: https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/media/3871/roman-teachers-pack.pdf

Testimonials:

“ It feels real, like you’re actually a Roman person. The jewellery and pottery looked beautiful. It was an activity more than just walking around which was nicer.

I loved it that we had to plan our governor’s feast with food and entertainment using the money to buy the food – and you had to get the change right or the shopkeeper would give you less money and ask for more money!” 

(Year 5 pupil from Castor Primary School)