Discovery Visits at Wroxeter Roman City

Sandford Award winner 2022

Book an award-winning, expert-led Discovery Visit and delve deeper into the history of Wroxeter Roman City. Our sessions are designed to engage and inspire your students as they learn about Roman Britain.

"The professional education service meets high levels of good practice in heritage learning, making use of original artefacts and a superb reconstructed Roman town house to interpret this important historic site while also offering engagement and enjoyment." Sandford Award Assessor's Report 2022

Romans at Wroxeter


Learn about the Romans who lived at Wroxeter, on this interactive tour led by a costumed guide. Uncover a city that once was busy with life, explore the buildings and learn about what life was like for the citizens and slaves of the Western Roman Empire.

  • Availability: March: Monday to Wednesday, April to October: Monday to Friday during term time, November: Monday to Wednesday
  • Session lasts for 1 1/2 hours
  • £100 per session
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A Wroxeter Experience


Immerse your class in Roman Britain and book a full day of exploration at Wroxeter Roman City. Your class will enjoy a site tour with a costumed guide, expert-led activities, a visit to the Roman Town house and hands-on experiences.

  • Availability: March: Monday to Wednesday, April to October: Monday to Friday during term time, November: Monday to Wednesday
  • Session lasts for a Full day
  • £200 per session
Enquire now

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!

  • Facilities
    • PARKING: Car and coach parking is adjacent to the site.
    • EDUCATION ROOM: The education centre will be available for education group use and should be requested at the time of booking. The handling collection can be requested directly from the site and is subject to appropriate cleaning and quarantining measures.
    • TOILETS: Male and female toilets located at the end of the visitor centre.
    • LUNCH: Lots of outdoor lunch space available. Drinks and snacks are available from the shop.
    • SHOP: There is currently no access to the shop for education groups. Goody bags can be ordered when booking your visit - to be paid by card on the day by the teacher or group leader.

    Site Map

    Wroxeter Site Map

  • Hazard Information

    A useful tool to help with your risk assessments.

    You must meet the following ratios for leaders to students on the day of your visit when booking, and if your group is forming smaller groups while at the site:

    • Ages 4-5 (UK Reception) 1 leader for every 4 students (1:4)
    • Ages 5-7 (UK Key Stage 1) 1 leader for every 6 students (1:6)
    • Ages 7-11 (UK Key Stage 2) 1 leader for every 10 students (1:10) and
    • Ages 11-18 (UK Key Stages 3, 4, and 5) 1 leader for every 15 students (1:15)
    • For an adult learning group, consisting of individuals all over the age of 18, there are no ratios but there must be an appointed group leader
    • All ratios outlined above apply to home education groups
    • If your group consists of children aged 3 and/or 4, you must also refer to the Early Years and Foundation Stage Statutory Framework which sets out specific legal requirements for minimum ratios for this age group, to include requirements about the qualifications of the leaders
    • SEND groups must meet the minimum ratios above but may bring any additional leaders as required to adequately support their group
  • Education Site Opening Times

    We offer free self-led education visits during school term time*. From November until March we open exclusively for education groups at selected sites when booking an expert-led Discovery Visit. See our education opening times below for individual site information.

    *Free education visits are not offered on UK public holidays or during the operation of additional fee paying public events at English Heritage sites.

    • April-5 November: Monday-Sunday 10-5pm. Discovery Visits available Monday-Friday
    • 6 November-30 November: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm. Discovery Visits available Monday-Wednesday
    • 1 December-29 February: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm.
    • March: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm. Discovery Visits available Monday-Wednesday

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

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