Wroxeter Roman City

School Visits

A school visit to Wroxeter Roman City is truly a unique experience.

Book a free self-led visit, or allow our experts to guide your students through the remains of what was once one of the largest towns in Roman Britain. 

Curriculum Links

Support your teaching in the classroom by stepping out of it. A visit to Wroxeter Roman City will help you bring learning to life in a fun and engaging way.

  • KS1-3 History: Local History Study
  • KS1 History: How people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • KS2 History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain: Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion in 55 - 54 BC, the Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army; successful invasion by Claudius and conquest; the 'Romanisation' of Britain and the impact of technology, culture and beliefs
  • KS2-3 History: The legacy of Greek or Roman culture (art, architecture or literature) on later periods in British history, including the present day
  • KS3 History: Study of an aspect or theme in British history from before 1066

Free Self-Led Visits

Book your free self-led visit to Wroxeter Roman City. You and your class can walk in the footsteps of the citizens and slaves of the infamous Roman Empire and exercise where Roman citizens would have trained over 2000 years ago. Visit our recreated Roman Town House and compare a Roman household to your students’ own homes and way of life. Visit our museum displaying many never-shown-before Roman artefacts unearthed at the site. Book our education room and activity boxes and make mosaics, dress like a Roman and find out more about Roman food to better understand daily Roman life.

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Expert-Led Discovery Visits

Sandford Award winner 2022!

Let us inspire your students with an award-winning Discovery Visit at Wroxeter Roman City, led by one of our experts. Our sessions have been developed especially to provide fun and inspiring education activities for your class, bringing history and the curriculum to life. Sessions from £100 per group.


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

Learning Resources

  • Wroxeter Roman City Teachers' Kit (KS1-KS4+)

    Our Teachers’ Kits feature historical information and activity suggestions for group leaders of various subjects and key stages.

  • 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. 

  • Roman Makeup Tutorial

    Learn what artefacts found at Wroxeter can reveal about how important appearance was to Roman Britons with Makeup Artist Rebecca Butterworth and Fashion Historian Amber Butchart.