Piddington Museum

UNAS Education and Group Visits

The museum is commited to offer activity days for schools at the museum, to support the National Curriculum at key stage 2, in particular, but we can also offer activities for students at other stages.

We are also happy to take our activities out to schools.

In addition, we welcome groups of all ages and interests for the museum and offer short talks about the Roman Villa site and the museum and a guided walk around the museum exhibits, plus refreshments.


Our 'hands-on' activities are carried out in small groups and the children circulate between the different topics.

We can offer activities on :

  • Roman Writing
  • Roman food and cooking
  • Life in a Roman Villa and an activity based on the animals which we have evidence for at the villa site
  • Roman dress
  • Roman games
  • Roman medicine
  • Roman money
  • Roman children
  • Roman Army

We can sometimes offer the oportunity of digging at the villa site, between April and October. Members of the education team are all volenteers mostly retired teachers, archaeolgists and others who enjoy working with children and fostering their interest in archaeology.

To discuss or book a visit, please contact the education Co-ordinator, Liz Friendship-Taylor on 07597 303693; email:

Cost per child: £6.50 for a day's session (no charge for accompanying adults). The cost is the same per child for visits to schools, plus a small sum to cover our transport costs.