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Ancient Romans Learning Resources

Learn about Ancient Romans with the Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Museum loves helping children and adults to learn about the Ancient Romans too. We have put together a range of activities aimed at primary school children. They are easily adaptable to other ages too. 

We designed these resources with the National Curriculum for history in Key Stage 2 in mind. They are connected to the topic of 'the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain'.


1. Conquest of Britain

The Conquest of Britain The Romans1

Which emperor's statue was thrown into a river in England? Which Roman invaded Britain first? Which emperor loved to sing? Find out in our new activity - all about the Romans who invaded Britain. 


You will need: 

  • Our online resources: click below to download the pdf version
  • Some paper and a pencil to write down your answers
  • Some colouring pens and pencils 


In this activity you can see busts of Julius Caesar, Claudius, Nero and Hadrian from the museum. Find out more about each one, how they are connected to the history of Britain, and complete the activities to learn more! 

Use our instructions to create a comic about the life of emperor Claudius!


2. Imperial Women: A day in the life of Antonia Minor

Background: Green. Text: Imperial Women: A day in the life of Antonia Minor

Imagine a day in the life of Antonia Minor, Emperor Augustus' niece.  Learn what life was like for the elite of the Roman Empire.

In this activity you can find out more about the lives of elite women in Ancient Rome. Learn what we know about the niece of Augustus, Antonia Minor. Imagine a day in her life using a set of useful prompts, and write it out in our planner.

You will need: 


Do you have a question about these resources? Maybe a suggestion about what you would like to see next? Or maybe you want to share your work with us? 

Email our Education Coordinator at: 


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