Schools

A school visit to Housesteads Roman Fort is a unique experience. Stood high on the wild Whin Sill escarpment, Housesteads is the most complete example of a Roman fort anywhere in Britain, but what was life like for the 800 soldiers based here? With a history that goes back almost 2,000 years, Housesteads can offer a great insight into what life was like in Roman Britain, with both free self-led visits and tours led by our experts available.

Curriculum links

A visit to Housesteads Roman Fort offers cross-curricular learning across numerous subjects in a fun and engaging way.

  • KS1 History: The national and global significance of Hadrian's Wall
  • KS1-3 History: A 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
  • KS3 History: a study of an aspect or site in local history dating from a period before 1066

Free Self-led Visits

We offer free entry to qualifying learning groups. Book a free education visit and lead your own visit in your own way. We have plenty of online resources available to download and use in the classroom before, during and after your visit.

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Expert-led Discovery Visits

Inspire and engage your students on an expert-led Discovery Visit.  Our sessions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of different groups across the key stages and provide students with a fun and informative understanding of Roman life.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

We have a wide range of materials to support your visit and make school trip planning easy. 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 for group leaders once you have made a booking. Our Education Booking Team is on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study.

 

  • Facilities
    • SHOP: One shop on site which sells Roman themed souvenirs, snacks, and hot and cold drinks. Goody bags are available to pre-order.
    • LUNCH: The shop sells sandwiches, snacks, ice-cream, and hot and cold drinks. Students are welcome to bring packed lunches and picnic at the property.
    • PARKING: Coach parking 500 metres from the site on a steep gradient. Fee payable. Disabled parking available near the fort: please call site in advance.
    • EXHIBITION: New exhibition exploring life on the edge of the Roman Empire. Keep an eye out for Felix the infantry soldier!
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