Schools

Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place for a school visit, you can explore the extensive remains of the Roman Fort and the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site can be seen here. Inside, the exhibition has interesting interactive displays and artefacts, as well as a model of the Wall at its full height.

Children with wooden swords and shields
School pupils dressed as Roman soldiers

curriculum links

A visit to Birdoswald offers curriculum links across three key stages:

  • KS1-2: Local History Project
  • KS2: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • KS3: A study of an aspect or theme in british history that extends pupils chronological knowledge before 1066
  • KS3: Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day
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free school visits

We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. By booking a free education visit you can lead your own visit in your own way. We also have plenty of online resources to help you support and follow up your learning plan.

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expert led school visits

Facilities for Learning Groups

  • The exhibition at the visitor centre tells the history of Hadrian's Wall and the story of Birdoswald Fort. There are artefacts along with a model of how Hadrian's Wall would have looked when complete. A dressing-up box containing replica Roman clothing is available for education groups to use.
  • A free site visit to help you plan your school trip
  • 20% discount on the official EH site guidebook.
  • An education room is available to book, please enquire when booking your education visit.
  • Parking for cars and coaches is available approximately 200m from the fort. Accessible parking is located 50m from the property entrance.
  • Lunch and refreshments, there is a tea room serving hot and cold drinks, soups, sandwiches and snacks. Students are welcome to bring packed lunches and picnic in the grounds; benches are available.
Accommodation at Birdoswald Roman Fort

facilities for learning groups

Accommodation

There aren’t many places on Hadrian’s Wall where you can actually wake up and go to bed in a Roman Fort. The 39 bed group accommodation in Birdoswald’s Farmhouse is perfect for school and education groups.

Benefits include:

  • Central location for exploring Hadrian’s Wall Country and the World Heritage site.
  • Flexible catering: self-cater or use the range cooker, kitchen and eating area.
  • Tearoom on site including fresh soups, sandwiches, cakes and hot/cold drinks.

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teaching resources

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Hazard Information Sheet: Birdoswald Accommodation

Hazard Information Sheet: Birdoswald Accommodation

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Hazard Information Sheet: Birdoswald Roman Fort

Hazard Information Sheet: Birdoswald Roman Fort

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Birdoswald Roman Fort Teachers' Resource Pack (KS2-KS3)

Birdoswald Roman Fort Teachers' Resource Pack (KS2-KS3)

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Birdoswald Roman Fort Activity Trail (KS2-KS3)

Birdoswald Roman Fort Activity Trail (KS2-KS3)

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Birdoswald Roman Fort Handling Collection (KS2-KS3)

Birdoswald Roman Fort Handling Collection (KS2-KS3)

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Birdoswald Roman Fort Timeline (KS2-KS3)

Birdoswald Roman Fort Timeline (KS2-KS3)

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Opening Times:

  • February to March - Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm
  • 30th March 2015 Onwards - Please check back nearer the time

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