Richborough Roman Fort is the perfect site to bring your lessons on Roman Britain to life outside of the classroom. Explore the place where the first Roman soldiers landed in Britain in AD43!
Bring the history of Roman Britain and the curriculum to life at Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre:
- KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
- KS2 History: A local history study. The Roman Empire and its impact on technology, culture and beliefs in Britain. Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55 - 54 BC, the Roman Empire by AD 42, the successful invasion by Claudius
- KS2 Geography: Human geography: types of settlement and land use
- KS3 History: A local history study. The 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 day to suit your curriculum needs. Get a bird’s eye view form the platforms of the of the recently reconstructed Claudian Gateway and explore the huge stone walls and earthworks that form this Saxon Shore Fortress. Discover our new museum full of remarkable artefacts excavated at Richborough during the last 100 years and book our handling collection containing replica items that would have been found in the Roman Empire.Find out more
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 Richborough 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!
Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre Teachers' Kit (KS1-KS3)
Use the information and activities in this Teachers' Kit to explore the story of Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre.
Handling Collection (KS2) - Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
Book our handling collection for your visit to Richborough to explore the site's links to Roman trade, fashion, food, religion, technology and industry.
Local Learning: Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
Discover the unique historic environment around Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre 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.
How did the Romans Change Britain?
Watch our short animation to find out more about how Roman rule impacted Britain.
Richborough and the Roman World
Explore a map of the Roman Empire to find out where some of the objects found at Richborough came from, and how they got there.
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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.