Suggested Timetable

School Visit

TIMETABLE (approximate times)

Arr. 10.00am, deposit coats and bags

Welcome & introduction to day’s activities

Divide into 2 pre-arranged groups each with 2 adults


Dress in ‘Roman’ tunics with Roman name

Handling and discussion of Roman artefacts

Archaeology and what happens before the ’finds’ appear in a museum

Pottery and metal


Dress in ‘Roman’ tunics with Roman name

Pot or not’

Looking at Samian pots

Grinding cumin using mortaria and pestle

11.15 Short outside break for snacks (weather permitting)

11.30am 2 groups swap activities

12.30 Lunch

1.00pm Roman Soldier (all together)

1.30pm approx - split into 2 groups again

Group A stay with soldier for dressing (photo opportunity)

Group B - In tablinum for various games etc & use shop

Change over after approx 20 mins

Continue to do games & use shop until time to leave (approx 2.30pm)

Other Information:

Children will be provided with Roman tunic and Roman name labels for the morning session.

Please let us know of any children with special needs, eg. Aspergers/language difficulties, who may need sensitive handling/alternative activities.

If its possible for a school to support our little shop, this is much appreciated and helps in keeping our costs down; if an adult can look after the

children’s money, it saves them delving into bags when another group is working in the Gallery. Whilst small groups of children shop everyone else will

be enjoying other practical activities and games; therefore any child without money will go unnoticed by classmates.

In the same way, if mid-morning snacks can be separate from lunch-boxes, this saves time. From experience we find that the children can sustain

their concentration till 12.40 if they have had a snack.

Activity booklets, clipboards, pencils and crayons are all provided.