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Fulfilling the creative potential of young people on the Isle of Wight

At home with the Romans

  • Facilitator Led
  • Romans
  • EYFS, Key stage 1

What to expect

What are the similarities and differences between a Roman villa and a home today? Students will make comparisons by completing a picture hunt around the villa remains and taking part in free-flow activities in our activity room. These include creating Roman style meals in the replica kitchen area, designing a mosaic, coin rubbings and trying on Romano-British style clothes.


About Newport Roman Villa

When the owners of a nearby house sank new foundations for a garage in 1926, they made an incredible discovery. It was the site of a Roman farmhouse that had been built around the year 280 AD. The Romans were fine designers and engineers and this is reflected in the remains of the villa, much of which is still in excellent condition: including one of the best preserved domestic bath houses in Britain.

Newport Roman Villa has a dedicated education room. The Education Officer is a trained archaeologist and qualified teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. Each workshop is designed to match the curriculum needs of each visiting group. Activities are very hands-on and use a variety of approaches to ensure all learning styles are accommodated. Pre and post visit resources are available.


Discover free activities to support your visit.


Key information

Level: EYFS and Key Stage 1

Curriculum links: History, Understanding the World – Past and Present; Communication and Language – Listening, Attention and Understanding

Duration: 2hrs

Pupil numbers: 64 (max)

Cost: at the museum £4/pupil (min £100)


Artefact Boxes

The Heritage Education Service can loan items of historical, archaeological and geological interest to schools. Boxes of original artefacts, replicas and models on a range of topics from dinosaurs to the 1970s can support classroom activities before or after a workshop or museum visit. Loans can be delivered and collected direct to your school for just £45 for up-to eight loan boxes.


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