IWCEP - Cultural Education Partnership Ident - Teal, Pink and Fern
Fulfilling the creative potential of young people on the Isle of Wight

Archaeologist for the Day

  • Facilitator Led
  • Romans
  • Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

What to expect

Award-winning Visitor Centre and Museum offering a unique insight into Roman life in Britain, from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology.

A full day visit where pupils will learn about the many and varied differing roles and tasks an archaeologist might take on. Take part in a real excavation outside, learning about artefact recording, conservation and cleaning. Helping pupils understand how and what archaeology can tell us about the past, how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Includes entry to the museum.

Additional Workshops

Artefact Handling

Sort replica and real objects into categories to better understand Roman life at the Villa

Duration: 30mins | Max. pupils: 45 | Cost: £1.50/pupil

Indoor Archaeology

Use sand trays to discover more about Roman artefacts.

Duration: 30mins | Max. pupils: 45 | Cost: £1.50/pupil

Mosaic Coaster Making

Each student will create their own mini mosaic to take away. All material included.

Duration: 30mins-1hr | Max. pupils: 60 | Cost: £3.25/pupil


About Brading Roman Villa
The museum is housed within its own purpose built building with a dedicated education room for visiting schools. Each visit is put together as a package to meet the needs of the school, teacher and class. Teachers can select from our suggested workshops or bespoke activities can be developed in discussion with the education officer. Schools can also make use of the outdoor space to continue their learning.

Key information

Duration: full day

Pupil numbers: 10 (min) – 45 (max)

Cost: £9.50 per pupil


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