Online Session: Experience Ancient Rome

Museum & Art Gallery

  • Type: Online Schools Session
Book Session

Explore Ancient Roman life in your classroom! Experience the extravagant lifestyle of the rich, the difficult lives of the poor, and battle as a Roman soldier in these exciting, innovative live shows.

Book a live stream session, BMAG show or object handling session or all three! For more detail, please see below:

Gallery Tour

An interactive guided tour of the Rome Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, travelling through a day in the life of an Ancient Roman child. Highlights include statues of Roman children, beautiful mosaics and an Ancient Roman larder, complete with questionable foodstuffs. This creative journey through time involves activity sheets and lots of audience participation!

Suitable for multiple classrooms to participate simultaneously. Duration: 45 minutes.

Roman Recruit Show

In this session your class trains to become fearsome Roman auxiliary soldiers, complete with new Roman names, marching exercises and battle formations. The presenter also demonstrates incredible (and incredibly heavy!) Ancient Roman armour and the horrifying rules of the Roman military. Activity sheets throughout the session encourage creative and thoughtful discussion of ancient civilisations.

Suitable for multiple classrooms to participate simultaneously. Duration: 45 minutes.

Object Handling Session

Get to grips with an ancient mosaic, an intricate Roman key and genuine Roman coins (and more) in your classroom! In this session participants work as curators to investigate the materials, manufacture and myth associated with genuine artefacts, guided by a presenter. The session is structured around activity sheets and interactive roleplay, discussing Roman gods, villainous Emperors, and everyday life in ancient society. Duration: 45 minutes.

Multiple groups cannot participate simultaneously in this live stream, as the loan box can only be used by one classroom at a time. However, it is possible to book multiple sessions. The loan box will still be delivered if you do not choose this session, to be explored outside of the live stream sessions.


  • One live stream Gallery Tour or Mummification Show. £180 (+VAT).
  • One live stream session and one online Object Handling Session for a class of 30 students. Includes object handling box which will be delivered to your school (within a 25 miles radius from B3 3DH). £260 (+VAT).
  • An additional live stream session. £100 (+VAT).

(Available Monday - Friday).

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