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Museums and collections


What was life like in Roman Britain? Did people live in the Cambridge area in Roman times? What can archaeology tell us about Roman settlements in Britain? These are some of the questions we will discuss as students see and handle objects from across the Roman Empire as well as objects found in Duroliponte (Cambridge’s Roman town name).

Duration: 90 minutes

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 30 minutes of the session in the Cambridge Gallery (ground floor). The students will then be divided into two groups. One group will remain in the ground floor completing a self-guided activity. The other group will go to the second floor to take part in a handling session that includes objects such as mosaic fragments, an oil lamp and a brooch. After 30 minutes the groups will swap and will finish the visit with a short plenary session. 

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Seasons.

Find out more on the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website.

“… gives pupils a great insight into how artefacts can tell the story of the history of our country”.

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