Empire Explained


Cost: £75

Subject: History

Duration: 120 Minutes

Numbers: 10 –  30

Level: KS3/4

In this session, students will discover the meaning of empire and investigate three famous, historical Empires: Egyptian, Roman and British Empires. Using museum galleries and close examination of objects to research and discuss the impact and benefits of empire building, students will also summarise how people, trade and religion were influenced by the largest empire in history to date: the British Empire.

Empire is defined as “a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government” – but what does that really mean? Empires were created throughout history for a variety of reasons and many have been built and then subsequently fallen over the span of time. Each empire is unique, but many have common factors or similar elements to their history. In this engaging session students will use the Museum collection to research the meaning of empire and discover just what it means in the context of historical enquiry.



To find out more or book this session please call us on 0161 306 1765

or email Catherine.lumb@manchester.ac.uk

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