National Roman Legion Museum
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Almost 2000 years ago, the Roman Empire dominated the civilised world. Britain was its furthest outpost and, in AD 75, a fortress was founded at Caerleon which would guard the region for over 200 years. Today, at the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon, you will learn what made the Romans a formidable force. You'll see how they lived, slept and ate; how they marched and practised for battle; which gods they worshipped, and which jewels they wore and valued. Children visiting in the holidays can dress up in Roman costume and take part in all sorts of activities, and they can visit the nearby Amphitheatre where specators watched real Gladiators battle to death. How did it feel to be a Roman soldier? Find out at the Roman Legionary Museum Caerleon. The Capricorn Centre is an exciting addition for schools and families. Step back in time into a full-size barrack room, try on a replica suit of armour, see how food was prepared, peel away the centuries to explore the life of a legionary soldier.
Murder Most Foul
Murder and mayhem in Caerleon Roman fortress. Join the ‘SPQR’ police and see if you can work out who dunnit! Sessions at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm
- Family friendly
£2 per child.
The Caerleon Challenge
This multimedia resource for schools focuses on the Fortress Baths, Caerleon. It is aimed at Year 3 children studying the Romans as part of their history curriculum.
The structured Microsoft PowerPoint presentation allows children to navigate through the tasks, and links to a multimedia resource bank provided by NMGW and CADW. It includes drawings, photos, video, virtual reality scenes and interactive drag-and-drop activities.
Tasks also link to web sites and history related books to assist children. The resource supports a visit to Roman Caerleon. NMGW also offer loan boxes to schools, containing replicas of items found at the Fortress Baths.
- The National Museum and Galleries of Wales
- Newport LEA
How to obtain
Available as a free downloadable zip file from the website.