Lullingstone Roman Villa

School Visits

Lullingstone Roman Villa provides an insight into Roman Britain, and into the lives of the people who lived at the villa. Book a school visit to Lullingstone to bring the curriculum to life in a fun and engaging way.

PLEASE NOTE: Lullingstone Roman Villa is currently closed for works which will extend through the autumn. The excavated villa is below ground level and can be impacted by moisture levels in the ground. These have been particularly high this year which has caused increased mould growth at the site. The works will improve the environment for the villa and surrounding building. We can recommend visiting nearby Down House instead, or another of our Roman sites such as Richborough Roman Fort

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Curriculum links

Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Lullingstone Roman Villa will help you bring learning to life, covering multiple topics across the curriculum and key stages.

  • KS1 History: Significant historical events, people and places in the locality
  • KS1-3 Art: See the beautiful mosaics and discover how they were constructed
  • KS2 History: A local history study. The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain; the 'Romanisation' of Britain and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs
  • KS2 Geography: Human geography: types of settlement and land use, why the villa was built in this location
  • KS2-3 Religious Studies: What is the significance of the house church?
  • KS3 History: A local history study. A study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066
  • KS3 Art: History of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day

Free Self-Led Visits

Book a free self-led visit to Lullingstone Roman Villa and organise your day to suit your curriculum objectives. Lullingstone is one of the most important and complete Roman villas in Britain and its outstanding mosaics and a collection of finds shed light on the lives of its affluent Roman occupiers. Watch our film and light show as well as enjoying Roman costumes and interactive games to really bring history to life!

As Lullingstone Roman Villa is currently closed, if you would like to find out more about our education offer, trip options and resources, please sign up to our mailing list.

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Expert-Led Discovery Visits

Bring the Romans to life during our expert-led Discovery Visit. At just £100 per session, it's a great way to delve deeper into the history of the villa and find out more about the people who lived and worked there.

PLEASE NOTE: As Lullingstone Roman Villa is currently closed, if you would like to find out more about our education offer, including trip options and resources, please sign up to our mailing list.

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

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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 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: Parking is available for cars and a limited number of coaches in the car park.
    • TOILETS: Toilets are located in the car park, with an accessible toilet available in the villa.
    • LUNCH: You are welcome to enjoy packed lunches on the grassed area and benches. 
    • SHOP: There is a gift shop selling a range of English Heritage gifts and souvenirs. We recommend bringing your class in small groups at a time.
    • ACCESSIBILITY: Most of the villa is accessible for wheelchair users, although there are steps to the mausoleum and shrine. There are lifts to the first floor and mezzanine level.
    • BAG STORAGE: There is bag storage in our Education Room. Please be advised that this space will not be available if a Discovery Visit is taking place.
    • WET WEATHER: Villa remains are undercover. However, please be aware that the site is incredibly cold in the winter despite being inside a covered building. Please dress appropriately.

    Site Map

    Lullingstone 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: Lullingstone Roman Villa is currently closed for works which will be taking place intermittently throughout the summer. Usual site education opening hours are listed below, but please do check back here for further updates or contact us if you have any questions.

    • April-October: Sunday-Tuesday 10-5pm. Discovery Visits available Wednesday-Friday
    • November-March: Saturday-Sunday 10-4pm. Discovery Visits available Thursday-Friday

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