Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall

School Visits

Book your school visit to Corbridge to walk through Roman streets and experience a different side to life on the frontier of the empire. Set back from the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, this site offers a perfect opportunity for your pupils to imagine what life was life in Roman Britain, in this once bustling, vibrant community with people from different cultures and backgrounds. 


Curriculum Links

Bring your teaching on Roman Britain to life and cover key curriculum objectives, with a visit to Corbridge Roman Town:

  • KS1-3 History: Local history study
  • KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain; the 'Romanisation' of Britain and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs
  • KS2-3 Geography: Consider why the town was built in this location
  • KS3 History: A 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 trip to fulfil your curriculum needs, as you and your class explore the history of Corbridge Roman Town. Walk in the footsteps of Romans down the high street and imagine collecting supplies from traders, then discover the stories of Corbridge’s Roman residents in the museum, with objects on display including armour, tools, inscriptions on stone, ceramics, and jewellery, all found at the site. 

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Pre-visit learning

Hadrian's Wall was an unprecidented project in ancient Europe, but why did the Romans build it, and how did they manage it? Watch this animation to find out more about this ingenious structure.

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 Corbridge Roman Town and all will be revealed!  You’ll also see the real item for yourselves.

Find Out More


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: Free parking for approx. 20 cars is available about 10 metres from the entrance. Additional (free) parking is available in Corbridge near the river, about 1 1/4 miles away.
    • TOILETS: Toilets, including accessible toilets, are available on site. 
    • LUNCH: You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. There are picnic benches on site.
    • SHOP: There is a small shop selling a selection of English Heritage gifts and Hadrian's Wall and Roman themed souvenirs.
    • EXHIBITION: The museum contains wide range of items which cover every aspect of Roman life. This is a small enclosed space so we ask that you split your class into small groups when visiting the exhibition.
  • 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*

    *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
    • 6 November-9 February: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm
    • 10 February-18 February: Monday-Sunday 10-4pm
    • 19 February-28 March: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm

Learning Resources

  • Hadrian's Wall Teachers' Kit (KS1-4+)

    Use the information and activities in this Teachers' Kit to explore the story of Hadrian's Wall. Walk the Wall in your Playground, carry out a Wall Safari or find out more about daily life for people along the wall. 

  • Local Learning: Hadrian's Wall

    Discover the unique historic environment around Hadrian's Wall with our suggested reading, activities and video resources. 

  • Curators' Collections: Hadrian's Wall

    Explore objects from our collections at Hadrian’s Wall to learn more about life on the Roman Empire’s northernmost frontier.

  • Painting Our Past: The African Diaspora in England Learning Pack (KS1-KS4+)

    Use our learning pack to explore a series of portraits commissioned by English Heritage depicting six historic figures from the African diaspora whose stories have contributed to England’s rich history. 

  • 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. 

  • Postcard from Corbridge Roman Town

    Take to the skies above Corbridge Roman Town to discover more about the site and its surroundings.

  • Why was Hadrian's Wall Built?

    Watch our short animation to discover why Hadrian ordered a wall to be built on the Roman Empire's fronter in Britannia. 

  • Uncovering the Corbridge Story

    Join our experts Frances McIntosh and Andrew Roberts as they examine and explain the Corbridge Hoard.