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. 

Please note: Richborough Roman Fort will be closed until summer 2022 whilst we undertake work to deliver the Richborough: Gateway to Britannia project.

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. 

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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 for Covid-19 risk assessments and measures we’ve got in place please visit 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 for group leaders once you have made a booking. Visit our bookings page to start planning your trip!


  • 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: Two toilets are available on site, both with disabled access.
    • LUNCH: Students are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds, and an under-cover porch area with benches is available to use for packed lunches in bad weather.
    • SHOP: Gift shop in the visitor centre sells a wide range of English Heritage souvenirs and gifts, snacks, ice-creams, hot and cold drinks.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: There are no specified disabled spaces in the car park. The car park is approximately 100m from the Visitor Centre, down a narrow path and across a grass field. Disabled visitors can be set down close to the Visitor Centre. This needs to be arranged in advance so we can unlock the relevant gate at the right time and provide specific instructions. Access is via uneven ground, steps and banks. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant due to the uneven, rough grass.
    • AUDIO GUIDE: An audio guide is available as a QR code download to a smartphone.
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