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The Roman Army

The Roman Army was the world’s first recognisably modern army. It enabled the tiny Roman state to conquer an empire that extended from Britain to North Africa. Roman soldiers not only garrisoned the empire but built roads, bridges and ports, establishing the infrastructure still in use today.

In this workshop, children get to handle the clothing and equipment of a Roman Legionary, look at - and try - Roman Army rations, do drill in Latin and take part in a range of other activities linked to the life of a Roman soldier.

Duration: 1.5h

Workshop cost includes admission and a tour of the museum, if desired (1h).

Also available as outreach – contact the Curator for details.