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A Time and Place

A half-day Roman and Saxon workshop utilising our unique collections items

Here at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust we hold a rich collection of artefacts that vividly bring the Roman and Saxon periods of history to life.

Learn about settlement, burial pits, clothing, food, money and how people used to live. Learning through discovery your pupils will become archaeologists for the day. This session captures the imaginations of children as they examine primary evidence to understand and interpret the past.

Pupils will:

  • discover the amazing Saxon and Roman finds in our Collections
  • search archaeological residues and uncover evidence of food eaten through the ages
  • unearth artefacts in our dig boxes
  • connect artefacts and events in history using an interactive timeline
  • solve the mystery of grave goods and piece together the story behind the finds
  • take part in the Rot or Not Challenge
  • identify and examine real Saxon and Roman artefacts from our handling collection
  • visit the strong room where original artefacts are held
  • be a history detective

Available: All year round
Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
Duration: Half day

Price: £8.50 per pupil - including all materials and entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Optimum capacity for all workshops is one class. Maximum capacity two classes.
One member of staff (free of charge) is required to accompany every eight children.
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies to all workshops.

The "A Time and Place" workshop was spot on with exploring the National Curriculum requirements and expertly presented by very knowledgeable and enthusiastic SBT Educators.

— Our Lady of Lourdes

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