Coming soon we have a new education programme that will give you the opportunity to hear from our experts as you explore the fort at Vindolanda and use our resources to guide you around both museums (Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum) and help you to make the most of your visit (Key Stage 1 and 2) launching in February 2021.

Hitting key National Curriculum points and engaging students with the past in an exciting and emotional way.

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Our new programme will enable you to:

  • Pick and choose from different themes to tailor your session.
  • Fulfil the following curriculum aims
    • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance.
    • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
    • Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • Make a familiarisation visit to the site to help with planning and risk assessments - our safety notes are available here.
  • Have access to pre & post visit materials and resources for making the most out of your visit. 


Highlights will include:

  • Interactive exploration of Roman heritage, engage with the past in new ways
  • Tour Vindolanda with our experts through short on-site audio clips with immersive soundscapes and challenges for the students 
  • Experience life at the edge of the Empire with our Roman classroom, 3D film and much more at the Roman Army Museum

Below are outlines of the 3 curriculum based themes that you will be able to choose to help guide your visit at our sites. Pick one and follow it across both sites, follow a different theme at each site or mix and match as much as you would like. The teachers notes will assist you to plan your visit whichever theme or themes you choose.

Inforgraphic of 3 themes for educators to choose from when visiting our sites.  1. Roman War Machine - The army and its impact on native communities. 2. Things We Share - Romand and Modern Comparison. 3. What have the Romans done for us? - Rome

 “Learning is experiencing. Everything else is just information” 

Our programme embodies this quote from Albert Einstein with a focus on multi-sensory study and engagement with the past.

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