Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre


Bring Roman Britain to life at Richborough Roman Fort, a key site throughout the period of Roman occupation in Britain. Explore the huge stone walls, the earthworks and building remains at the site, and visit the museum to learn more about life in Roman Britain. 

Information about your visit

A visit to one of our sites will inspire your students and bring your teaching to life. We'd like to reassure you that we're following Government guidance to make your trip as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

Important information to consider before you book:

  • To keep everyone safe we’ve introduced limits on visitor numbers and school groups, so please bear this in mind when booking your trip.
  • Find out more about what to expect on your school visit, which also includes our Covid 19 Risk Assessment.
  • To make the planning process as easy as possible, make sure you check our Plan Your School Trip section at the bottom of this page, for updated information on the facilities at the site as well as our free resources.
  • As usual, you’ll need to book your visit at least 14 days in advance. Please check our Terms and Conditions for full details.

We’re continually updating our education offer in line with government guidance.  At some sites you might not be able to use our handling collections or costumes as part of a free self-led visit, but where we can provide hands-on items in a safe way we will. We’ve adapted our Discovery Visit workshops to follow government guidelines, but for certain sessions this hasn’t been possible – please check our schools webpages for further information.

There may be areas of our sites which are closed, so please check what’s available for your school group on our property webpages and with our booking team.  They can put you in touch with our Education Visits Officers who can offer help and guidance, so you can make the most of your school trip.

Curriculum links

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. Richborough Roman Fort is the perfect site to bring your lessons on Roman Britain to life outside of the classroom. Explore the huge stone walls and earthworks that form this Saxon Shore Fortress, and learn more about the rich history of Richborough in the museum. 

Find out more

Plan Your Trip

We have a wide range of materials to help support your visit and make school trip planning easy. Download our free Learning 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 are on hand to advise and help you create the best possible school trip to suit your needs and area of study


  • Facilities
    • PARKING: There is a free car park with space for 30-40 cars, as well as space for coaches.  The entrance to the site is down a narrow path and across grass
    • TOILETS: Our toilet facilities will remain open for visitors to use. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available.
    • LUNCH: Students are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds.
    • SHOP: The gift shop in the visitor centre is open; please bring your students in supervised small groups. Please note that there is a queuing system for entry.
    • AUDIO GUIDE: An audio guide is available as a QR code download to a smartphone.
    • FACE COVERINGS: Face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces, including in our exhibitions, shops, cafés and tea rooms. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out.
  • Enquire now

  • School visits academic year 2020-21

    We have changed the opening arrangements of our sites to play our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. In line with government guidelines we’re currently unable to accept education visits at our sites. We’re currently taking education bookings from 13 February – 1 July 2021. 

    Due to the current situation we can’t answer calls as quickly as we’d like to. If you’d like more information about a site, email us and we’ll put you in touch with an Education Visits Officer, or if you’d like to book a visit you can use our online booking form. 

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