Hands-on
Key stages: Key stage 2
For: Primary
A real Roman skeleton

A real Roman skeleton

A museum osteologist (bone scientist) displays the bones of a teenage girl.

Session description

What can the skeletons in our collection tell us about the lives of Roman Londoners?

Examine real and replica specimens of bone and teeth - and a complete Roman skeleton! - to develop historical and scientific enquiry skills in a practical way. Discover groundbreaking scientific research and ask what the evidence reveals about the life and status of four real Romans.

Pupils will also investigate a selection of genuine Roman objects, and some lucky pupils will get the chance to dress up in replica Roman clothes and armour! Don't forget to bring a camera with you...

Cost:

 Free (but cancellation charges apply)

Group size:

 35, 2 groups per day

Session duration:

 90 minute session plus 60 minute self-directed Roman London gallery visit

How to book this session

This session is currently available at the following times:

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To book, please call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844. If you have difficulty using the telephone, please visit the museum accessibility page for assistance.

Please be aware that you are booking a timetabled package that includes set times for your session, self-directed gallery time, and lunch tables for your group.

Help with visit costs

Are you a London school? You might be eligible for money to cover transport and visit costs! Find out more on the Culture Mile School Visits Fund website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Additional handy information

Curriculum links

  • KS2 History: Roman Britain
  • KS2 Science: Identifying scientific evidence related to human skeletons

Useful resources

For visiting the museum:
Download Roman gallery activitiess (PDF 483kb)

For the classroom:
Download the pocket history on Life in Roman London (PDF 274kb)
Watch a fascinating short film about how our bone experts go 'Looking for Londoners' (YouTube, 5.19 minutes)