Discovery Visits at Housesteads Roman Fort
Sandford Award winner 2023!
Bring Housesteads Roman Fort to life and let our experts lead your pupils on an award-winning, hands-on Discovery Visit.
“Sessions are tailored with ease to the needs of the learners and they are fully learner centred. It has been brilliant to see the improvement and commitment to physical accessibility that English Heritage have made to this important North East site.” Sandford Award Assessors Report 2023.
Meet a Roman Soldier
Discover what life was like for a Roman soldier stationed at Housesteads. Meet Roman Veteran Rufus Aelius Victor, who will put your students through their paces as Roman soldiers. Using Latin commands, they will be guided in marching and drill, they’ll take part in an interactive show and tell session with both real and replica Roman objects and can ask all about life in the Roman military.
Availability: April to July: Tuesday and Wednesday during term time, September to October: Monday to Thursday
- Sessions last for 1 1/2 hours
- £125 per session
Murder at the fort: A Roman Murder Mystery
Become history detectives and solve a Roman murder mystery! Two skeletons have been found buried at the fort and you must explore the possible murder suspects. Try to piece together the clues, in the process learning about life in the Roman fort, developing discussion skills and judgements based on evidence.
- Availability: March to October: Monday to Friday during term time
- Session lasts for 1 1/2 hours
- £100 per session
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!
Planning Your Visit
Planning your visit couldn’t be easier with the help of our resources. However if you need more details or have specific questions about your trip or our Free Self-Led or Expert Led visits, please get in touch with our Education Booking Team on 0370 333 0606