Explore how archaeologists have used archaeological evidence to interpret the past and reconstruct parts of the building. Examine local artefacts, and the villa’s remains, to learn how the Island traded with the wider Roman Empire, and how the classical world influenced the construction of the villa. Take part in hands-on activities and explore wider issues of citizenship in the Roman Empire.
This workshop is designed for visits to Newport Roman Villa but is also available for delivery in schools.
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.
Level: Key Stage 3
Pupil numbers: 64 (max)
Cost: at the museum £4/pupil (min £100) / in school £100 for 1 class, £175 for 2 classes.
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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