Schools And Families In Mind At Bucks County Museum Roman Exhibition

By Nicola Tann | 05 June 2006
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A man and boy trying to assemble a bowl from pieces of clay

Shame you can't start with the corners... visitors attempt to rebuild a Roman bowl from broken pieces of clay. Photo courtesy of Bucks County Museum

ARCHIVE CONTENT: An exhibition at the Bucks County Museum helps families and schools discover what life was like in Roman times.

Running until 5 November 2006, the exhibition examines the Roman Empire and Romans in Buckinghamshire as well as the life of soldiers and road building.

You can get dressed up in a toga and make your own mosaic, reconstruct a samian bowl, or build a Roman arch - as well as have a go at a timeline challenge

A man and boy building an arch from wooden blocks

A budding engineer figures out how to build an arch from these blocks of wood. Photo courtesy of Bucks County Museum

There are real Roman artefacts on display that museum visitors can handle, including old tiles and pottery from thousands of years ago.

As well as the exhibition, there are Roman displays in the permanent gallery at the museum.

For further information contact the museum on 01296 331441 or look atthe website at www.buckscc.gov.uk/museum

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Nicola Tann is the 24 Hour Museum Renaissance Student Writer for Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Renaissance is the groundbreaking initiative to transform England's regional museums, led by MLA, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

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