This hidden gem was once a thriving Roman town due to its position on a major trade route between London and Hadrian’s Wall. It was in the centre of land ruled by the Brigantes, an Iron Age tribe who allied with the Romans.
"You certainly know how to bring an educational visit to life.”
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Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Aldborough Roman Site will help you bring learning to life, covering multiple topics across the curriculum and key stages.
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places
- KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain, and a local history study
- KS2 Geography: Types of settlement and land use
- KS3 History: An aspect of local history from before 1066
Free Self-Led Visits
Book a free self-led visit to Aldborough Roman Site and organise your day to suit your curriculum objectives. Explore the musuem and discover the amazing array of Roman objects reflecting everyday life. See the beautifully preserved mosaics with the Aldborough Roman Site Friends Organisation and take part in archaeological excavations during the autumn term.Enquire Now
Plan Your Trip
We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. You can find all our site-specific information and tools below, and further information on our what to expect page.
Download our free resources to help you make the most out of your visit and create unique learning experiences before, during and after your trip. We also offer free planning visits once you have made a booking, plus a 20% discount on the official English Heritage guidebook for your place of choice.
Once you book your visit you’ll be sent a visit permit, which you’ll need to bring with you on the day.
Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!
Aldborough Roman Site Handling Collection Kit (KS1-KS2)
Our Handling Collection Kit features historical information and activity suggestions for group leaders of various subjects and key stages.
Teaching the Romans
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your Romans teaching.
How did the Romans Change Britain?
Watch our short animation to find out more about how Roman rule impacted Britain.
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If you’d like more information about a site or one of our workshops, get in touch using the online form on our bookings page to speak to your local Education Visits Officer. We look forward to seeing you soon.