Roman Brighton

Patcham woman from the Romano-British era
Patcham woman from the Romano-British era

1 hour, onsite, all Key Stages

Join us in the Elaine Evans Archaeology Gallery to uncover the story of Brighton’s ancient past and find out more about Brighton in the Roman period.

Booking information

What happens in the session?

Pupils will become reporters writing a newspaper all about Life in Roman Brighton. Investigate the death of a local woman, uncover what life was like before the Romans, interview a local Roman resident and get to see some Roman artefacts up close.

  • Please let us know of any SEND needs of your class before your visit.
  • Please ensure suitable adult supervision.

School sessions timings

  • 10.15-11.15am – Museum Learning Assistant led session in gallery
    11.15-11:30am – recommended independent time in gallery
  • 11.45am-12:45pm – Museum Learning Assistant led session in gallery
    12.45-1pm – recommended independent time in gallery

Aims of the session:

  1. To enjoy your time with us
  2. To feel a connection to our ancestors
  3. To see similarities and difference between people across time and place
  4. To find out what Roman life was like in Brighton
  5. To recognise similarities and differences between people across time and place
  6. To use skills of analysis and persuasive argument to interpret historical evidence
  7. To complete a newspaper report

History Curriculum Links:

  • KS1: Significant historical events, people / places in their own locality
  • KS2: the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • KS3: An aspect or site in local history dating form a period before 1066

Cross Curricular: Literacy • Numeracy • Geography • Design & Technology •

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