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Plan a school visit to our major new exhibition, from 25 May – 28 October 2018, and discover how people dealt with death in Londinium.
Find out what skeletons and other archaeological finds can tell us about life in Roman London with a visit to Roman Dead, the latest free major exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.
Drawing on over 40 years of archaeological work and research, it is the first exhibition of its kind to look in-depth at the way in which Roman Londoners dealt with death.
Discover how DNA has helped to unlock information about the city’s diverse past, and what burial rituals and grave goods can tell us about Roman beliefs about death and the afterlife.
For more information about the content of the exhibition, visit the Roman Dead exhibition page.
Please note that this exhibition contains human remains of Roman adults and children.
To book a free, self-directed visit to the exhibition for your class, please fill in the self-directed booking form and select Roman Dead on the ‘Gallery Resources’ section of the form.
We highly recommend that teachers make a planning visit before bringing a class to the exhibition. You don't need to book a planning visit in advance.
The exhibition is free to visit and is open from 25 May – 28 October 2018 from 10am – 6pm every day.
Don’t forget to download and print off our fun exhibition trail, suitable for KS2 and lower KS3 school groups:
Download the exhibition trail (PDF 7.7mb, opens in a new tab)
We will be running a limited number of interactive sessions for primary schools in the autumn term. Please sign up to our Teachers’ Network to receive updates about how to book.
Join us on Thursday 5 July 2018 for a special ‘Meet the Curator’ event for teachers. This free event will take place from 4.30-6pm and will include an opportunity to join a tour led by exhibition curator Jackie Keily.
To register your interest in the event please email [email protected] and include your school’s name and your job title.
If you have further questions about bringing a school group to the exhibition please contact [email protected].