Roman Manchester

Session Summary

Using the objects on our Ancient Worlds gallery, students will explore typical Roman buildings and their uses, examining the evidence we have for different types of activity in Roman Manchester.

At a glance

Cost: £30Midden Arch Gallery

Duration: 50 Minutes

Subject: History

Numbers: 15 – 20

Level: KS3

Adults: One adult per 15 students


Session Activities and Outcomes

Pupils will:

  • Gain an understanding of Roman Manchester.
  • Explore the daily lives of British and Roman people of this time.
  • Examine objects as first hand source materials to determine what they can tell us about the period of Roman occupation in Britain.

National Curriculum Links for KS3

Links to the History Curriculum
  • Understanding the methods of historical enquiry, and how evidence is used to make historical claims.
  • Understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history.
  • Taking part in a study over time, testing how far sites in their locality reflect aspects of national history.
Links to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development
  • Understanding and appreciating the wide range of cultural influences that
    have shaped their own heritage and those of others.
  • Enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.
  • Enabling students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Enabling students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public
    institutions and services in England.

Gallery Time

This entire workshop takes place on our Discovering Archaeology Gallery.

If you are planning to spend time exploring the Museum either before or after your session, please tell us this when you complete our “Make a Booking” form, below.

Make a Booking

If you are unsure whether this session would be suitable for your group, please speak with our bookings coordinator on 0161 275 2630 or email



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