Key Stages 1 & 2 | The Roman Baths

All tickets must be pre-booked. Find out what to expect when you visit us. Face coverings are required in all indoor areas of the museum.

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Key Stages 1 & 2

Our popular 1 hour interactive sessions are held at the Roman Baths in our education room and are based on the National Curriculum.

Key Stage 1

Roman Times
A 1-hour activity session exploring Roman life. Try on togas, make a mosaic and handle real Roman objects.

Key Stage 2

Roman Life
This 60 minute activity session covers general aspects of Roman life. Handle Roman objects choosing from bathing, building and technology or cooking and food. Add two choices from Togas and Tunics, Write on or Marvellous Mosaics.
Download a Roman Life session guide

Meet the Romans (Years 3 and 4 only)
This 60 minute interactive session explores history, literacy, numeracy and art. It is an opportunity to touch real Roman objects, try the 'counter' challenge and 'take a view' on the past.

Ovid in the West Country competition
We are delighted to announce the launch of the junior Ovid in the West Country 2020 competition which will be open to KS2 students in Y5 & Y6. We will be running a free primary school teacher training event at the Roman Baths on Wednesday 1 July, 16:30–18:30 for all those who are interested in participating. Bob Lister will lead the session and will help guide you through the process of how the competition works. Ovid in the West Country is an annual competition jointly hosted by the Bristol Classics Hub and Joan Foley at UWE Bristol. Its aim is to introduce students (and teachers!) to the classical mythologies of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Students are then given the opportunity to respond in a creative fashion to any of the myths they have studied. The winning entries from each school are invited to a special prize-giving ceremony, which this year will be hosted at the Roman Baths on Monday 30 November, 14:00–15:30.

Teacher's Pack 
KS1 & KS2 Roman Baths Teacher's pack

Roman numeral trail
Use our Roman numerals trail as you visit the Roman Baths. You might also like to play our Know your Numerals game.

Beau Street Hoard stories

As part of our Beau Street Hoard project we worked with MA Writing for Young People students from Bath Spa University.  They wrote four short stories based on the remarkable hoard of 17, 577 silver Roman coins which were found in Bath in 2007. It is one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries to have been made in Bath in recent times.  The coins span the period from 32BC – 274AD and were found in eight separate money bags. Visit our children's page to read the stories.

Pre-history

Outreach session - we come to you. Focus on pre-history with our new History curriculum session. Handle original and replica artefacts and enjoy a range of hands-on activities at school.

Pre-history resource box - Costs depends on visit length and travel time. Email us to find out more.

Minimus - Minimus is a unique Latin course for younger children. Find out more about Minimus here.