Discover the armour that Roman soldiers wore and try on child-sized replicas and become a Roman soldier. You can touch replica equipment that the soldiers had to carry and hear about their daily routines whilst on the march.

Session duration: 1 hour and 30 mins


See realistic uniforms of soldiers from 2000 years ago.
Hear about life as a soldier and how uncomfortable the armour was.
Touch a sword, shield and spear.
Discuss life as a soldier and what it meant to be living away from home.


Session led by Museum Learning Officer

  • Replica objects include helmet, shield, gladius sword, pilum/javelin, pugio dagger and belt, hobnailed boots, Lorica, Ancient British spear, sword and shield.
  • Pre and post session activity suggestions supplied with every booking.
  • Roman artefact loan box available to be booked separately.


Key Stage 1

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Key Stage 2

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
  • A local history study.

Key Stage 3

  • A local history study.
  • The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils chronological knowledge from before 1066.

Other curriculum links

  • Geography, Citizenship, Literacy, Numeracy, Art and Design.