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.
A visit to Birdoswald offers curriculum links across three key stages:
- KS1-3 History: A local history study
- KS1 History: How people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
- KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain: the 'Romanisation' of Britain and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs
- KS3 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils chronological knowledge before 1066
Free Self-led Visits
We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. By booking a free education visit, you can discover Birdoswald Roman Fort and get up close to the ruins in your own way. Explore the once bustling fort, see the longest remaining stretch of Hadrian's Wall and imagine what life would have been like on the edge of the Roman Empire in the visitor centre. Download the free resources below to help ensure students get the most out of their learning before, during and after your visit.
There aren’t many places on Hadrian’s Wall where you can actually go to bed and wake up in a Roman Fort. The 39 bed group accommodation in Birdoswald’s Farmhouse is perfect for school and education groups.
- 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.
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!
Hadrian's Wall Teachers' Kit (KS1-4+)
Use the information and activities in this Teachers' Kit to explore the story of Hadrian's Wall. Walk the Wall in your Playground, carry out a Wall Safari or find out more about daily life for people along the wall.
Birdoswald Roman Fort Handling Collection (KS2-KS3)
This pack will help you use the Roman handling collection at Birdoswald Roman Fort. To book this resource, contact our Education Bookings Team.
Birdoswald Roman Fort Teachers' Resource Pack (KS2-KS3)
Featuring historical information and sources, this pack gives an overview of Birdoswald Roman Fort's history.
Birdoswald Roman Fort Activity Trail (KS2-KS3)
Use our Activity Trail to help KS2 and KS3 students explore Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Local Learning: Hadrian's Wall
Discover the unique historic environment around Hadrian's Wall with our suggested reading, activities and video resources.
Curators' Collections: Hadrian's Wall
Explore objects from our collections at Hadrian’s Wall to learn more about life on the Roman Empire’s northernmost frontier.
Teaching the Romans
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your Romans teaching.
Why was Hadrian's Wall Built?
Watch our short animation to discover why Hadrian ordered a wall to be built on the Roman Empire's fronter in Britannia.
How did the Romans Change Britain?
Watch our short animation to find out more about how Roman rule impacted Britain.
Meet a Roman Legionary
Join Marcus the legionary on Hadrian's Wall to discover what life was life on the Roman Empire's northernmost frontier.
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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.