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Places to Learn about The Romans in the South of England

The Romans is a popular topic for Primary School children – here are some places to learn about the Romans in the South of England. Lovely places to visit to help bring the history to life for children.

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Places to Learn about The Romans in the South of England

Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre – If your child is studying The Roman’s at school, this is a good place to go for a walk and a chance to show them some real history. You can walk along the Roman Wall and visit the site of the amphitheatre. There are plenty of fact boards dotted around the site to help with facts. You can read about our visit here.

Silchester Roman City

Verulamium Museum, St Albans – The Verulamium Museum is built on the site of one of the largest Roman cities in Britain. It’s a fascinating place to visit, especially if your children are currently studying the Romans at school as it really helps to bring the history to life for them.

The museum is full of treasures and exhibits allowing you to explore what Roman life was really like. You will find large mosaics, gold coin collections and areas of the museum which show and explain different aspects of life in the Roman times. You can read about our visit here.

Verulamium Museum

Bignor Roman Villa, Pulborough, West Sussex – Bignor Roman Villa is the remains of a Roman home with world-class mosaic floors in a spectacular Downland setting. There is also a museum tearoom, picnic area and gift shop. Click here for details.

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens, Chichester, West Sussex – this is the largest Roman home in Britain. You can also walk around the Roman gardens. Find out more here.

The Roman Baths, Bath – here you can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts. Click here to find out more.

Chedworth Roman Villa, Cheltenham– Here you can see the remains of one of Roman Britain’s grandest villas, and there is a Victorian Museum. Click here to find out more about this National Trust site.

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Kent – You can see the remains of the amphitheatre and see artefacts in the museum. Find out more here .

Pevensey Castle, East Sussex – This was a Saxon Shore fort in the Roman province of Britannia. You can find out more here.

Portchester Castle, Hampshire – You can climb to the top of the Roman fort. Find out more here.

Butser Ancient Farm, Hampshire – This is is an open-air experimental archaeology museum and active research centre. Here you can see a Roman villa, Celtic village, Stone Age farm, and Saxon halls. Find out more here.

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