Bring Roman Britain to life with a visit to one of the Roman Empire's northern outposts on Hadrian’s Wall. Chesters Roman Fort is one of the most complete in Britain, with baths, steam room and officers' quarters to explore.
Bring Roman Britain and the curriculum to life with a visit to Chesters Roman Fort:
- KS1-3 History: Local history study
- KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain; the 'Romanisation' of Britain and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs
- KS2-3 Geography: Consider why the fort was built in this location
- KS3 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history from before 1066
Free Self-led Visits
We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. Book a free education visit, and plan your day in your own way. Explore the remains of a tranquil riverside bathhouse and imagine the bustle of the cavalry fort, which used to house over 500 Roman troops. Then visit the museum to see the large collection of Roman finds from the site, and learn more about antiquarian John Clayton who discovered them.
Hadrian's Wall was an unprecidented project in ancient Europe, but why did the Romans build it, and how did they manage it? Watch this animation to find out more about this ingenious structure.
Can you identify our mystery Roman object?
Come and play history detectives with your pupils to commemorate 1900 years since construction started on Hadrian’s Wall. Examine a special, 3D printed Roman object from our English Heritage collection and, using your historical enquiry skills, see if you can correctly guess what it is. Visit us for free at Chesters Roman Fort and all will be revealed! You’ll also see the real item for yourselves.Find Out More
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.
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.
Local Learning: Hadrian's Wall
Discover the unique historic environment around Hadrian's Wall with our suggested reading, activities and video resources.
Teaching the Romans
Use historical information, learning activities and tips from our historians, curators and educational experts to support your Romans teaching.
Postcard from Chesters Roman Fort
Take to the skies above Chesters Roman Fort to discover more about the site and its surroundings.
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.
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.