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 Summary

This on-gallery session explores the lifestyle and culture of  Roman Manchester and is delivered by a PhD student from the University of Manchester. 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. Students will be encouraged to interpret objects and assess their varying uses by particular people from the time.

This session can also be extended to form our KS3/4 Ancient History workshop.

Session Outcomes

Pupils will:

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

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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