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Explore our Roman history with your class


Did you know we have the remains of a Romano-British settlement right here on the farm?

We have made an exciting discovery at Whirlow - the remains of a Romano-British settlement! Time travel with your class to this period and discover 'real' history with the story of the Romans on our site. Investigate life on a frontier farm through engaging practical activities developing historical skills in this two-part day of curriculum-linked living history.

Find out why the Romans came to Whirlow and the impact on British farmers. Visit our archaeological site and the farm - discover which animals the Romans farmed and why. If you would like a visit from historical figure 'Cartemandua' just let us know! In part two of the day become a Roman in our costumed living history session in our 'roundhouse'. Children experience a range of jobs in the home and field, including fence-making, ploughing with an 'ard', grinding spelt, making mosaics and a Roman bracelet.

Take a look at this short film on the archaeological dig at Whirlow Hall Farm by local history group the 'Time Travellers' -

Please ring us on 0114 2360096 and talk to our Education Team to book!

Quote the discount code WS18SO and bring a class of 30 for a special discounted rate £150 this Autumn!

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