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Activities – Roman

Roman Activities and Resources

Explore our collection of fun and informative activities and resources, available to help support teaching of the Isle of Wight’s Roman history.

Video Tours

Introduction to Brading Roman Villa
Introduction to Newport Roman Villa

Artist-led Activities

Mosaic Making Video

Artist Hannah George demonstrates how to make a paper mosaic. Find out more about the art of mosaics and how they were used in Roman times.

Download the accompanying instructions.

Mythical Biosphere Beasties

Take inspiration from the mosaics at Brading Roman Villa, explore all kinds of mythical animals and think about how we care for creatures in our environment today. There are lots of creative activity ideas in this resource designed by artist Teresa Grimaldi.

Download the activity resource book.

Top Treasure Activity Sheets

Discover some of the Island’s top historical treasures which are in the care of our museums with these activities. Each sheet introduces a treasure with questions to think about, a fact file of information and suggestions for further fun activities.

Click on the images below to open the full activity sheet.

Brading Roman Villa

Newport Roman Villa

Tell Me a Story… Storytelling Ideas and Activities

Commissioned from local storyteller Sue Bailey, these activity sheets are packed with creative ideas to inspire activities in the classroom, at our museums and beyond. The activities have been designed to support Arts Award Explore but can readily be adapted for other levels or used to inspire fun activities undertaken without formal Arts Award assessment.

Click on the images below to open the full activity sheet.

Arts Award Activities

Developed by the Museums and Schools partnership to support Arts Award Explore, these activity sheets include lots of creative activity ideas anyone can use.

Click on the images below to open the full activity sheet.

The Earth Museum: Before 1066

The Earth Museum aims to inspire the next generation of digital global citizens with life skills that help us to understand and look after our planet better. Their work blends local and global heritage connections with UN Sustainable Development Goals and world citizen voices to create entertaining place-based digital learning experiences.

The Museums and Schools partnership has commissioned a series of maps and teaching resources to help you explore the rich cultural heritage of the Island. Designed for KS2 and KS3 History, Geography, Science, Technology and Citizenship curriculum subjects, the ‘Before 1066’ map includes Roman objects found across the Isle of Wight which may also help inspire learning at different stages.

Find out more on the Resources Introduction Page or go straight to the Explorer Map when you can toggle to just see Roman era objects.

Interested in booking a visit or workshop?

Visits and workshops to help you discover more of the Island’s Roman history are available at Brading Roman Villa or Newport Roman Villa (with lots of sessions also available for delivery in school, please enquire for more details).