Book your school visit to Corbridge to walk through Roman streets and experience a different side to life on the frontier of the empire. Set back from the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, this site offers a perfect opportunity for your pupils to imagine what life was life in Roman Britain, in this once bustling, vibrant community with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Bring your teaching on Roman Britain to life and cover key curriculum objectives, with a visit to Corbridge Roman Town:
- 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 town was built in this location
- KS3 History: A study of an aspect or theme in British history from before 1066
Free Self-led Visits
Book a free self-led visit and plan your trip to fulfil your curriculum needs, as you and your class explore the history of Corbridge Roman Town. Walk in the footsteps of Romans down the high street and imagine collecting supplies from traders, then discover the stories of Corbridge’s Roman residents in the museum, with objects on display including armour, tools, inscriptions on stone, ceramics, and jewellery, all found at the site.Enquire now
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 Corbridge Roman Town 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.
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.
Painting Our Past: The African Diaspora in England Learning Pack (KS1-KS4+)
Use our learning pack to explore a series of portraits commissioned by English Heritage depicting six historic figures from the African diaspora whose stories have contributed to England’s rich history.
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.
Postcard from Corbridge Roman Town
Take to the skies above Corbridge Roman Town 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.
Uncovering the Corbridge Story
Join our experts Frances McIntosh and Andrew Roberts as they examine and explain the Corbridge Hoard.
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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.